Getting with the times - Your guide to Bitting in the 21st Century

When we know better, we do better. There is such a heavily publicised focus on animal welfare and wellbeing at present (particularly in dressage) and we all want our horses to be as comfortable and happy as possible so we don't inadvertently end up in the spotlight. We love our horses more than anything, we would never knowingly cause harm or discomfort - quite the opposite, often going to extreme…

When is a Gag not a Gag at all?

The Dutch Gag is a very common bit for jumpers and eventers. The Dutch is also known by the names Pessoa Gag, Three Ring-, Four Ring-, (and erroneously, a Two Ring-) Gag with variations on the shape such as the “Wonder Gag”. When describing your dutch gag, or if you are shopping for one, always describe it by counting all the rings, including the “snaffle” ring- hence the Four ring a…