I believe in Unicorns....Bitting the Arabian horse

As close as you'll get to a real life unicorn -  a stunning Arabian with a perfect dishy face, long swan neck, flared nostrils and flowing mane effortlessly dancing across a lush green paddock. An absolute dream horse! They come equipped with an incredible work ethic. As well as being resilient, intelligent and sensitive - they are the perfect choice of equine for endurance, showing, agility…

This old rusty thing?! Sweet Iron explained

Quite often we will get a call or email from a customer quite alarmed that the brand new shiny bit they had purchased is starting to go rusty after just a few rides. They are even more alarmed when we say "Excellent! its doing what its supposed to do!"You see, sweet iron material when exposed to saliva/moisture and oxygen creates a surface layer of oxidisation - rust - which is what gives the…

Shut your mouth! How bit thickness impacts performance.

"My horse is very sensitive so I bought the softest bit I could, its a really thick hollow snaffle - but my horse is still not accepting the contact. Can you help?"YES! A very common mistake people make when bitting their horse is to purchase the thickest (sometimes its up to 20mm-25mm thick!) and also lightest hollow or thick rubber snaffle they can find. Somewhere along the line they have been t…

Im Too Sexy For My Bit - Bitting the Baroque Horse

The supermodels of the horse world! Everyone loves to look at these stunning creatures with their strong powerful frames, long flowing manes and extravagant actions. Performing Levad├Ęs and Capriol├Ęs in the paddock for fun, the athletic ability of these animals really is something to marvel. Finding the perfect bit however can be somewhat of a nightmare for the owners!Every now and then I see a reg…

Shine Bright by Sprenger

Welcome to Bit Bank the Sprenger *Shine Bright* Edition!The following models are available: Dynamic Eggbutt 16mm 12.5cm and 13.5cmDynamic Loose Ring 16mm 12.5cm and 13.5cmKK Ultra Bridoon 14mm/55mm ring 11.5cm, 12.5cm and 13.5cmKK Ultra Snaffle 16mm/70mm ring 12.5cm and 13.5cmSprenger Weymouths are available with Shine Bright by special order - Price on Application.*NB* Shine Bright Bits are cust…

False frame and avoiding the contact - how the right bit can help.

"My horse is currently ridden in a wilkie/gag/pelham and goes along in a nice frame. When I put him back in a snaffle for dressage he goes with his head up and nose out. What dressage legal bits give poll pressure like my wilkie/gag/pelham?"Bits that use forms of leverage are not dressage legal, only 'direct action' snaffles. In a nutshell, your horse isn't accepting the bit or working over his ba…