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Horse Bits Range

Est: 2001


Compared to Market (incl gst)






After many Years of "Listening to Horses", I have decided to develop small Bit Range, devoted to and specifically for my Mouthing and Remouthing systems and Green Horses.

From Heavy Horse to Ponies.


The Ponies have been neglected over the Years

  • The development of the Tom Thumb has been neglected over the Years. Now with Barrel & Lozenge Centres

  • The Loose Ring Snaffles have smaller Rings due to the rubbing and pinching that I noted with the larger Rings

  • The FM Bits now with both Barrel and Lozenge

  • FM Bits for Ponies as well....and

  • 18/3/16 FM Bits for Ponies, WITH 90MM Bars - requested by Hackies!


Now the Heavy Horses are also catered for in FM, Breaking in Bits and Loose Ring Snaffles



At Last!!


Breaking in Bits as well. (Protect the sides of the Fave of Your Horse, through the Mouthing process!!



Check this size list before ordering!!!!!!!! Obviously Tom Thumb is not going to have 7 inch.


TOM THUMB SNAFFLE SIZES ARE: 4.0 4.25  4.50  4.75 INCHES. (Lozenge & Barrel) NO 5 INCH OR ABOVE!!!!

LOOSE RING SNAFFLE SIZES ARE:      4.25 4.50 4.75  5.0 . 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7 inches. (Lozenge and Barrell)

BREAKING IN BITS  4.25, 4.5, 4.75, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 6.5,  7  inches (Lozenge and Barrell)

FM BITS  4.0 4.50 ,4.75, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 7 inches (Lozenge and Barrell)

EGG BUTT SNAFFLES 4, 4.5 5,5.5,6,6.5,7 inches (lossenge and Barrell)

 D-RING (sizes  4,25 -4.5,- 4,75,- .5, -.5.5,- 6,- 6.5, -7 )  Barrell only!!!!

 PELHAM BITS - Sizes - 4,25 -4.5,- 4,75,- .5, -.5.5,- 6,- 6.5, -7 Barrell only!!!!

90MM FM BITS FOR SMALL PONIES - 4inch - 4.25, 4.5


NEW INVENTION -   PONY FM. Bits =  90mm, 100mm or 120mm Cheek Pieces/ Bars only. ELEGANT!!!!
thanks to Hacking Lady from WA














Historically, Human Experts have given opinions on which Bit this or that Horse needs. That has lead to this......

when in fact it the Horse that we need to ask. Therefore, I can only tell You this.

  • That all Horses prefer these New Age Bits over the 'Nut Cracker Effect Bits', and
  • Most are happy with the Barrell Centered Bits and the Lossenge BUT some prefer the Lossenge over the Barrell. The vast majority that are sold and favorably reported upon though, are the Barrell design. So, "Listen to Your Horses" and let them tell You which.



I am of the opinion and Horses tell me, that style is not a priority, other than perhaps rubbing of the outside of the Mouth via rings etc (which is why I have decreased the Ring size below the Myler. If the Centre of the Bit (the part inside the Mouth) is reasonably designed and the Hands of the Rider are reasonable, then style really doesn't matter imho. To Spoof this Subject, take a look at this......

 Part 2 on Youtube. 



Simply get a Piece of thin plastic Tube from the Harware Shop, stick it in the Mouth of the Horse, place a Texta Colour Mark on the outside flush with the Lips and remove. Measure between the Marks.


One of the main reasons, apart from the removal of the 'Nut Cracker Effect" why Horses prefer the new designs, is that they can manipulate the location of the Bit Sitting. (especially with the Barrell Design' This would no doubt aid in keeping the Bit away from the Main Nerve




After purchasing your training bit for my baby, and reading all the info on your website about the different types of bits... I want to change my old girls bit now too.
She is 13 and I have had her since she was 4 and only ever ridden her in a basic snaffle. I thought I was being nice to her :(
What kind of bit would you personally use?
I do eventing with her and a lot of trail riding and have never had a problem with breaks.


Any of the various Designs of the new type of Bits versus the 'Nut Cracker' Jointed Snaffles are a huge improvement for Horses but when it comes down to precicely which, it is a personal learning curve taking into account the feelings and messages from the Horses. Like I say, MOST like either. I prefer the Barrell Centres but Cappo prefers the Lossenge while Snip prefers the Barrell.


Horse Dentists and so called self named "Bit Fitters' can set themselves up as the end expert of WHICH BIT but it is the Horse that is the final arbitor. Therefore, I feel that so long as we are improving and then listening to the Horse accutely, we are doing the right thing.

Bit fashions evolve and Decades have seen changing fashions of Bits. The Tom Roberts era was the Decade of the BIT FAT BITS like Gob Stoppers and I am willing to bet that regardless of the knowledge of those back then, we have trumped them now.



I tell you HP these bits are amazing.

I lunged him again today and I took his halter off to put the bridle on and he turned his head to me lowered it, opened his mouth and put it on.This is a horse who puts his head up as high as he can, I have to smack him on the head, put the lead rope behind his ears and pull his head down, then stick my fingers in between his front and back teeth, lever it open then jam the bit between his teeth and then rub inside his lip/gum so he licks so I can get it the rest of the way in lol

I love this bit and I will never part with it l J

Kelly Etheridge

Bundy Horse Floats

PO Box 5515

11 Booloongie Road

Bundaberg  QLD 4670

P: 07 4155 9920 - M: 0413 445 101


Hi Mr and Mrs HP, Just wanted to write to say how happy I am with the barrel D bit I purchased. My 4yo Arabian had been acting like he'd never been mouthed lately, complete and utter resistance in running reins, ridden, or even putting the bridle on. He was rearing, panicking and generally unhappy with my old loose ring snaffle that I had. I put it down to pain and pinching. The first day with his new bit from you, he was a different horse. Not a single protest, no rearing, no trying to flip over and evade, completely calm and relaxed. I was able to lunge him with running reins on for the first time without him slamming the brakes on and trying to rear, or spin and evade. 5 days in and he is letting me bridle him and is just so soft and relaxed. Best bit I've ever bought. Thank you! Regards Vanessa Resonance Endurance



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