Bits for the larger Horse


Eggbutt French Snaffle Bit
Eggbutt French Snaffle Bit
Eggbutt French Snaffle Bit this french link eggbutt snaffle is made from stainless steel using the investment cast, lost wax method for the highest quality finish. The french link is often confused with the Dr Bristol as both have a plate in the middle, but the french link snaffle is at the mild end of the bitting spectrum. The centre plate in a french link eggbutt is shaped and lies flat on the horses...
£29.50
Full Cheek French Bit
Full Cheek French Bit
Full Cheek French Bit this is an eggbutt sided, full ball cheek snaffle, with a double jointed mouthpiece connected by a flat plate, that removes the nutcracker action of a single joint. The eggbutt sides give a cushioned effect to the sides of the mouth prevent pinching or chaffing; while the full cheeks ensure that the mouthpiece remains central in the mouth and cannot be pulled through. They also...
£28.50

Hanging Cheek French Bit
Hanging Cheek French Bit
Hanging Cheek French Bit uses pressure on the poll as the cheek piece has an extra ring above the snaffle ring where the bridle cheek pieces are attached to.This poll pressure encourages the horse to lower the head and come on to the bit especially useful for horses that have a high head carriage. The French link has proved one of the most popular mouthpieces; it has 2 joints, which means the pressure...
£26.50
Loop Ring Show Bit French Link
Loop Ring Show Bit French Link
Loop Ring Show Bit French Link, this loop ring wilkie style french link snaffle bit is a very popular bit for ponies in need of extra brakes. The wilkie snaffle has an action similar to a continental, utilising pressure on the poll and raising the bit in the horses mouth to achieve additional control with resorting to a stronger mouthpiece. The loop ring applies this action but to a milder degree,...
£24.50

Loose Ring French Thick Bit
Loose Ring French Thick Bit
Loose Ring French Thick Bit is often favoured by horses as the lack of palate pressure makes the bit more comfortable and relieves pressure on the horses bars. Often wrongly mistaken for a Dr Bristol, the french link snaffle is a very kind bit, as the central plate is shaped and lies flat on the tongue passively. The loose ring french bit enhances feel and communication through the reins between horse...
£22.50
Loose Ring Waterford Bit
Loose Ring Waterford Bit
Loose Ring Waterford Bit can be a comfortable bit for a horse as long as the rider has sympathetic hands. The mouthpiece is made up of a series of rounded links, that is similar to a chain and can be manipulated by the horse allowing him to swallow and move his mouth freely. If the horse pulls whilst wearing the waterford, the mouthpiece is uncomfortable and usually the horse will not lean on it. The...
£23.95

Pelham Hard Rubber Bit
Pelham Hard Rubber Bit
Pelham Hard Rubber Bit the hard rubber pelham is about the most popular variety of pelham, and the modern alternative to the vulcanite pelhams. The hard rubber coating softens the action of the curved mullen mouth of this pelham bit giving space for the tongue, with no collapse on the bars and no real palate pressure. Hard rubber pelhams are best suited to horse that have enough space for a large mouthpiece...
£39.50
Pelham Waterford Bit
Pelham Waterford Bit
Pelham Waterford Bit the pelham uses a variety of pressures, which all in all seem to work together to prove a very useful bit. Basically the Pelham is an incorporation of the Weymouth and bradoon, and should theoretically be used with 2 reins. the first rein is attached to the snaffle rein, and the second rein attached to the ring at the bottom of the shank, when the first rein is used the Pelham...
£36.50

Show Jump French Link 3 Ring Gag
Show Jump French Link 3 Ring Gag
3 Ring French Link Gag the Continental Gag should be worn with 2 reins preferably; the first rein should be used on the snaffle ring, which is the first ring adjacent to the mouthpiece. When the first rein is attached to the snaffle rein it is used just like a loose ring hanging cheek bit, which uses poll pressure and lip pressure due to the sliding loose ring also applies various pressures in the...
£26.50
Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit
Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit
Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit this is a popular bit amongst showjumpers, being similar in action to an American gag but without the action of the mouthpiece being raised up in the horses mouth. The shank of the Tom thumb bit gives leverage and encourages the horse to keep his carriage lower as well as providing brakes. The combination of sweet iron and copper makes the bit very palatable and almost all...
£25.50

Bits for the larger Horse

Townfields Saddlers offer a selection of bits for the larger horse. Browse eggbutts, full cheek, pelhams and Tom thumb horse bits in sizes 6 and above. The loose ring french link, waterford pelham and hanging cheek french are popular in the big sizes.