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My Top 5 Bits for a Fussy Mouth

Is your horse totally distracted and fussy in the mouth? Does your horse constantly play with the bit? An over active, busy mouth that is constantly chomping away can be a distraction and training hindrance for you and your horse. Getting the horse more relaxed in the mouth and focused on you will help you progress faster and also result in a happier comfy horse.Here are my top 5 for fussy mouths!…

My Top 5 Bits for Jumping

"JUMP ALL THE THINGS!" If this sounds like your horse, you'll love this weeks top 5! Its so common, calm a as a cucumber on the flat, then once they see those fences...Its so common, calm a as a cucumber on the flat, then once they see those fences..... and you're left feeling like you just don't have enough in the snaffle - things could get wild!In all cases, we don't even need to go to a severe…

My Top 5 Bits for Ponies!

If you are still using a single jointed Tom Thumb on your pony - this is for you!Ponies often get left out when it comes to bitting consideration. Usually put down to 'naughty' behaviour or #justponythingsThe range is often very limited in stores for our tiny friends, and not at all suited to little tiny mouths. In most cases they are just 'big horse' bits that have been chopped down shorter, leav…

My Top 5 Bits for OTT Thoroughbreds!

Fussy mouth? Leaning? Pulling? Tongue over the bit? Grinding the bit? Just off the track and not sure where to start?We LOVE our OTT horses here at Bit Bank and we have all the answers to your bitting problems wether its the re-training phase or elevating their education, we know what works!Here are my TOP 5 OTT Thoroughbred bits! 1. Neue Schule Turtle Top Snaffle  The BEST bit for…

My Top 5 Softest bits!

New horse? Young horse? Just want a soft, kind bit for your current horse? Let me help you bust through the lockdown boredom with some new bitting solutions! SO much has changed in bitting technology and we are ahead of the game, here are my TOP 5 softest bits!1. Neue Schule Turtle Tactio SnaffleThe CLOSEST thing to bitless! My FAVOURITE bit right now, this one uses no downward tongue pressur…

Guest Blog - What’s the right bit and the right fit? By Pauly Daniels from Daniel-Tessari Horse Reflections

This week, we have an exciting guest blog from one of my favourite horse trainers Pauly Daniel! Pauly was a successful competitor in the Australian Equitana Brumby Challenge in 2016, where trainers work with a brumby over a period of 150 days – taking them from the wild and training them to then compete over 4 days at Equitana. Born and raised working stock on the family property in the beaut…

My Top 5 Bits For Starting or Breaking in Horses

A wise man once said to me"Start how you intend to finish."Bits for starting horses is one of my FAVOURITE bitting conversations to have! Starting on the right path NOW, saves us a world of pain (and money!) later.Don't fall into the trap of using ANY old bit, it really DOES matter that we are communicating correctly from the start - don't be afraid to quiz your trainer/breaker either! If you are…

2019 FEI and EA Bitting Rule Changes Explained

Let us take the confusion out of the 2019 Bitting Rule changes.There has been much debate surrounding the new thickness rules for FEI and EA and we are here to take the pain out of it! Each organisation is slightly differing, this information was correct at the date of publishing and it is very important for all competitors to consult the rule book and officials for any rule clarifica…

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