HP Bits go to No.
1 in Britain
GOODBYE THE "NUT CRACKER
After many Years of
"Listening to Horses", I have decided to develop small Bit
Range, devoted to and specifically for my
Remouthing systems and
Green Horses. Go
here to read the article
From Heavy Horse to Ponies.
** Now the Heavy Horses
are also catered for
Breaking in Bits here as well.
PONY FM. Bits
= 90mm, 100mm or 120mm Cheek Pieces/ Barrell only. ELEGANT!!!!
(lossenge and barrel)
D RING WITHOUT HOOKS
SHOWING/HACKING PONY BITS
Length of Cheek Pieces TO
FIT the little one's and look great.
PONY FM BITS to achieve
BARREL CENTRES ONLY
BARRELL CENTRES ONLY
Check this size list before ordering!!!!!!!! Obviously Tom Thumb is
not going to have 7 inch.
AVAILABLE SIZES IN EACH BIT
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 )
PELHAM BITS -
Sizes - 4,25 -4.5,- 4,75,-
.5, -.5.5,- 6,- 6.5, -7
90MM FM BITS FOR SMALL PONIES - 4inch - 4.25, 4.5
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.
NERVE IN THE MOUTH
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.
OPINION OF HUMANS
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
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
horseproblems at horseproblems.com.au