Fixed Weymouth Bit Set
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A plain Cambridge mouth low port and fixed cheeks of medium length.
The mouth is of medium thickness affording reasonable baring surface on the tongue and bars. The fixed cheeks give a positive action and the mouthpiece cannot move up the cheek so the vice like action of sliding mouth is removed. It acts on the corners of the lips, tongue, bars, chin groove and poll. The bridle head is attached to the loops at the top of the cheek and the reins to the loose ring at the bottom. The D's on the cheek are for the lip strap which prevents the curb chain twisting or getting lost. Use always in conjunction with a bradoon to form a double bridle. The length of cheek makes it of medium severity.
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.