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…

Guest Blog- What Bits are Made From

Guest Blog: Zoe Harrison, Coach, author of "Riding with Feel" and Sprenger Bit Agent.From the earliest times bits have been made from an assortment of materials, including bone, wood, iron, alloys of brass, stainless steel and during more recent times there has been a desire to produce a metal that is most acceptable to the horse and gives the rider control.In1872 Hermann Sprenger founded a…