A Bit About Bits

As you journey into the horse world, of if you were already there you will understand the ongoing process of learning about bits. From snaffles, to correction bits, to gag bits the possibilities are endless along with the claims of what each bit will fix or help. The fact is that there are many different types of bits and the severity can depend upon many factors but mouth piece varieties just add more possibilities of what the bit can do. With that being said a bit is only as harsh as the hands the bit is in. With heavy hands you can easily ruin a horse’s mouth in even a snaffle. Be prepared as you enter the horse world to constantly work on your hands, become educated in what each bit does but more importantly make sure you horse is educated in what the bit is supposed to do. A horse isn’t born knowing how to handle a port aphoto (25)fter all.

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