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Livestock & Pets : Horses : A bit about bitting

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When a young horse is learning to accept a bridle, putting the tongue in the right place is a skill that must be taught.

The application of the plain, ordinary and supposedly simple egg-butt snaffle cannot be discussed until the way the bit should fit into the horse’s mouth has been looked at.

The tom-thumb snaffle is an ordinary and commonly used bit that comes with a range of built in bad-habit developers.

Last month we discussed some of the reasons why the simple, mild egg-butt snaffle is not simple or mild

This month's topic is the kimblewick, a bit that may also be known as a Spanish snaffle.

This month we shall take a look at the PELHAM. Most people think that the PELHAM is more severe than a snaffle - but is this so?

What can you do about the horse that is not accepting the tom-thumb?

Sometimes, when we go to purchase a horse, everything is perfect except for one or two things

If you have decided to purchase a horse that puts its tongue over the bit, you will need to start the re-training immediately.

The term ‘BIT’ is like the term ‘HORSE”. A HORSE can be a mare, gelding, stallion, colt, foal etc,

Last month we covered the tom-thumb snaffle and some of the reasons why a horse may find it uncomfortable

This month we will look at fitting the Mullen Mouthed or Port Mouthed Pelham correctly

There are a variety of reasons for an older horse developing the dreaded problem of the tongue over the bit

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