Choosing the right bits for your horse can sometimes be a challenge. But with the right knowledge and understanding of how bits operate, half of a battle is won. Looking for the best horse bits that will easily maximize commuinaction and comfortability for your horse? We absolutely got you covered.
Listen, bits, like any other piece of equine equipment are tools. You learn to use the tool correctly and pick the right tool for the job once you have the right informations at hands.
We have said it once and we will say it again, One of the most studied parts of equine equipment is certainly bits and the role they play in the interaction between horse and rider. Look, We’ve come a long way since the first bits were used – records show the first metal bits were bronze and originated in the 14th century BC, with both straight and jointed bits appearing at the same time.
Medieval war horses were ridden into battle in a harsh form of curb bits, the ancestor of modern-day pelhams and kimblewicks, which work through leverage and can exert a large amount of pressure on the horse’s poll and mouth. In the 1700s milder bits began being developed in tandem with advances in horse training, a trend that’s continued until this day.
What bit is best for a horse?
There are dozens of different bits on the market, and what’s right for you will depend on the kind of riding you’re doing, how developed you are in using your hands and the specific horse you’re working with.
Here at Saddle Up and Ride, we stock the best horse bits that have proven record for years. Our bits promotes better contact and communication between the horse and rider. Below are some of the current bestselling products in our Horse Bits collection from the biggest brands (Neue Schule & Shires).
Neue Schule Turtle Top with Flex Loose Ring 16mm/70mm: This perfect bit is recommended for horses with busy mouths. This is one of Neue Schule’s most uncomplicated and comfortable bits – the mouthpiece stays centred and arched over the tongue and remains unchanged during riding.
Neue Schule Turtle Top 16mm Jumper: The perfect bits recommended for enthusiastic horses with sensitive mouths, horses that chomp on the bit or evade the bit with their tongue. This Double-jointed bit with lozenge is a favourite for showjumping, supporting extra control issues.
Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Baucher: The perfect bits Made of Salox® Gold for relaxation and acceptance recommended for straightness and directional control. Baucher bit features relieves pressure in the horse’s mouth and Neue Schule’s innovative warming metal Salox® Gold easily promotes warmth.
Neue Schule Verbindend 16mm 70mm Loose Ring: is a gentle bit that encourages self carriage and a true outline recommend for horses that are ‘on the forehand’. The bit also helps your horse to soften through the mouth.
Shires Sweet Iron Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle Bit: A Sweet iron mouth piece, this single-jointed eggbutt snaffle has fixed rings which helps to prevent pinching and ideal for young horses.
What are the best materials for snaffle bits?
When it comes to what are the best materials for snaffle bits we may not have a straight answer for all, But a survey of respected equine clinicians reveals that the best materials for snaffle bits are from stainless steel.
“The most common material for bits to be made out of is stainless steel. This material is extremely durable and will not flake or rust over time. Stainless steel can be temperature sensitive, which should be taken into consideration in extremely hot or cold environments.” (Riding Warehouse)
We can talk for so many hours about how and why you should really care about choosing the best horse bits for your horse. All you have to do is to visit at our store and pick what is best for you.
Here at Saddle Up & Ride, we have the very most wanted horse bits products that will dramatically improve your horse state, maximize comfortability and communication between the two. We are very aware that every horse needs to be comfortable in mouth without feeling any pain, our bits really consider that.
Visit at our product pages now and enjoy your horseback riding. Good luck!