Full Cheek Breaking Bit

Full Cheek Breaking Bit

Product Description

The mouthing bit with players is the traditional breaking in bit, normally a rubber type bit is introduced first and then a mouthing bit would be replaced, the jointed mouthing bit has 2 joints, which means the pressure of the bit is distributed over both the tongue and bars of the mouth. Because the mouthpiece has two joints, it shouldn't cause any interference with the roof of the mouth. The players, which are attached to the centre piece, provide the young horse with something to play with, encouraging mouthing and are more fun for the horse than just a plain mouthpiece-encouraging acceptance of the bit.

How To....

How to measure for a bit

A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpiece extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side, but not so tight that the horse might be pinched by any movable cheek pieces. You also don’t want a great length of bit hanging out of the horse’s mouth.

 

The different parts of the mouthpieces on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth. So for the bit to be effective, the bit needs to contact those areas properly. You also don’t want the bit pulling through the horse’s mouth when you pull on a rein.

 

Measure an old bit you know already fits. Use a tape measure to measure from the inside of each cheek piece or ring.

 

Use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape.

First breaking bit for young horses.

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