The Evolution of Horse bits
Our knowledge of bitting has evolved at a very fast pace in the last few years with Bombers bits and Fager bits pioneering the bit revolution. We now understand more about the pressure points on the horse's head and inside the mouth, know more about the way they react to the different pressure points, and know that every horse has a preference on which pressure they will tolerate the most. As well as this, bits have been designed to contour around the delicate pressure points of the mouth, so as to relieve as much pressure as possible, making the horse more comfortable, more willing to move into and accept the contact, and allowing us to deliver our aids to our horse much faster and with less "white noise". Bits are now made in varying materials and not just the old standard steel, brass or plastic. We now have titanium, an amazing material for bits, warm to the touch, light and even said to have calming properties. Sweet Iron creates an oxidisation which assists the horse in salivating and is also quick to warm. We also have different synthetic materials such as the Bombers moulded mullen mouthpieces, preferred contact mouthpieces and their nylon composite Bomber Blue material, all helpful for fussy or sensitive horses or horses with abnormalities such as bone spurs on the bars of the mouth.
With so many new bit options out there it can be difficult to know which one to choose, so please contact us with any queries you may have and we will be happy to help.