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Turtle Power!!! The Neue Schule Turtle Top has arrived at Bit Bank Australia!

Introducing the latest innovation from Neue Schule now available at Bit Bank Australia The Turtle Top™ snaffle with FlexZ!   Does your horse have a overactive or fussy mouth? Does your horse have tongue issues but is sensitive to the traditional tongue relief style bits? This one is just for YOU!!!The Turtle Top™ is the result of many hours of research, development and engineering to…

NovoContact has landed!

STOP THE PRESSES!!! NovoContact is FINALLY here!The brand new Novocontact bit range was launched by Sprenger at Spoga horse fair in February 2015, Cologne and is now available at Bit Bank Australia!Sprenger’s latest invention is a unique oval shape design which widens the contact area of the mouthpiece on the horse’s tongue, without putting pressure on the palate.When the rider…

A Slip of the Tongue...Identifying and Addressing Tongue Issues in Horses

“Charmae, please help! My horse is having issues getting his tongue over the bit/sticking his tongue out and I have tried everything - it is costing me valuable points. What is going on in there!”On a very regular basis I get queries from concerned and frustrated horse owners about a horse with tongue issues. It’s costing them points in the arena or making training difficult. Let me start by…

Winning Tongue Plate 'WTP' Bits now available through Bit Bank!

Not just for racehorses the revolutionary WTP bits are now available through Bit Bank Australia due to popular demand! Highly awarded and recommended by the best in the business including Leading equine behaviouralist Dr Andrew McClean and Olympic champion Megan Jones as well as the racing industry's elite."Yeah, that's great but what is so good about it?" i hear you say, but lets cut the fat…

Bitting Cheat Sheet #4- Pony Bits

There are a few questions that I get asked time and time again, so here' s a series of "cheat sheets" for you to give you a place to start. Please keen in mind, that these suggestions are general, and do not take into account the details of your exact situation. Use them as a guide, read the product descriptions of the bits listed, and consider them as they might apply to your particu…

Double Bridles and the length of the Shanks

Often a rider will remark to us that they want to put their horse into a double for the first time, and that they want to use a 5cm shank.  I usually ask them why they particularly want the smaller, 5cm shank over the standard 7cm shank. The response is that it is "kinder".That's not entirely correct.Here's the reason why- the weymouth bit works on leverage.  The basic principle of this…