The Baucher is one snaffle bit that certainly gets a lot of
discussion amongst riders, on forums, at gear checks and I feel is one
very misunderstood horse bit! The questions always are- does the
baucher bit apply poll pressure or not, is it a leverage bit and should
it be permitted to use as a snaffle in competition?So here are my thoughts on the Baucher.
A Myler MB02 snaffle bit with B…
At least 3 times a week I get asked by a client which bit from my range is the “softest” is for their horse.
Instead of coming to me with a problem they are looking to solve- a
horse that pulls, a horse that won’t accept the bit, a fussy mouthed
horse- these riders are looking instead for the “softest”, “kindest” bit
for their horse. These riders don’t have any real issue with their
I get asked often to explain the difference between a loose ring and an eggbutt snaffle, so I thought I would get off my soap box and stop ranting, and do some explaining instead!Ok, so first some definitions and descriptions;Loose Ring SnaffleThe above picture is of a simple, single joint loose ring snaffle. The rings are joined to the mouthpiece through bevel holes through which the rings…
Probably 4 or 5 times a week I get an email or phone call from someone who is struggling with an off the track horse with an over active mouth. The symptoms can include (but are not restricted to) excessive chewing of the bit, picking it up with the molars, pulling the tongue back, putting the tongue out, putting the tongue over the bit, pulling the lips back, opening the mouth, etc. The che…