Cottage Craft French Link Snaffle Bit£17.99
The Cottage Craft French Link Snaffle Bit is the ideal bit choice for horses that are uncomfortable in a standard jointed snaffle. This loose ring snaffle features a French link in the centre of the mouthpiece which alleviates the regular nutcracker action that a single- jointed mouthpiece has and therefore, this bit is far milder on the horses mouth making it ideal for younger horses, sensitive horses or horses that have a novice rider on board.
The French link reduces palate pressure making it far more comfortable on the bars of the horse's mouth. The French link lies flat on the horse's tongue and therefore is very mild. This snaffle is often a favourite choice for dressage as it promotes relaxation. It is currently dressage legal, but please check this against the British Dressage rulebook.
The loose ring of this Dever snaffle bit promotes self carriage as it decreases the horse's ability to lean on the bit. As the horse's ability to lean is reduced, this horse bit enhances feel and communication between the rider's hand and the horse's mouth.
Available in a variety of sizesLearn More
Cottage Craft GS Butterfly Bit£50.10
Online for Equine offer the Cottage Craft GS Butterfly Bit.
This bit offers added control with both poll and curb action, ideal for horses who get excitable.
This bit is designed to be used with either double reins or roundings.
Being Copper Enriched makes this bit warmer in the horses mouth which encourages salivation and acceptance of the bit, ideal for horses who dislike cold metal bits.
Available in widths 4.5, 5 and 5.5".
Feeling Colne Cheltenham Gag Full Cheek Copper Roller Bit£27.90
The Feeling Colne Gag bit is a Cheltenham gag with additional features for better relaxation and control. This bit features a full cheek to aid in turning and therefore is often selected for horses that are weak on circles and in the turns. The copper roller in the centre of the bit encourages salivation and helps the horse to relax into the contact.
This is the perfect horse bit for use in riders that require more control when doing faster work such as hunting, eventing and show jumping. The clever design of the bit offers the rider far greater control over the horse by increasing poll pressure. This bit must be used in conjunction with gag cheeks.
The Dever Colne Gag horse bit is made of a stainless steel that is rustproof and has fantastic longevity. This horse bit is available in a variety of widths.
Sprenger KK Ultra Universal Leather Curb Strap£40.70
For use with the KK Universal bit.
The KK Universal Leather Curb Strap is designed to be used with the KK Ultra Universal bit to provide improved control; use of this leather strap employs alternate pressure points on the horse's face to help bring him back to the rider. It is often employed by event riders who want a direct effect upon the mouth before the poll.
Supplied in black leather, 59cm length.Learn More
Sprenger Pelham Bit Converters£17.50
For use with the Universal and Pelham bits.
The Sprenger Pelham Bit Converters are designed to be attached to two loops of the bit, thus removing the requirement to use double reins; roundings are often preferable for riders who are uncomfortable or inexperienced using double reins. They are also popular for cross country and hunting if you would rather not have the fuss of two lots of reins
Supplied in black or dark brown leather and nylon rope, 16cm length.Learn More
Sprenger Diamond Paste£7.90Sprenger Diamond Paste cleans, maintains and gives protection in one single application. It is suitable for use on Aurigan and Sensogan bits. Diamond Paste is kind to the skin, non-toxic, and non acidic. Contains micro fine polishing granules. Squeeze a little paste onto a cloth and apply directly to the surface to be cleaned. Polish for a perfect finish. 5% anionic and non ionical tensides, preservative and fragrance free. Learn More
Neue Schule Warmblood Show Pelham - 8028SHP£151.33
The Neue Schule Warmblood Show Pelham is the ideal choice for riders wanting to show their Warmblood in a double, but are restricted by the size of the horse's mouth. This innovative, lightweight design incorporates a loose ring which is positioned and engineered to turn freely, allowing the rider to differentiate to a greater degree between the snaffle rein and curb rein. The loose ring is adventageous for horses that have a tendancy to lean, are wooden or over-bend. It enhances communication and ensures the horse remains in a light contact. The 14mm ported mouthpiece is very comfortable and gives generous tongue relief without causing upper palate interference often proving the long-term solution to tongue evasions. The unique forward cut mouthpiece offers generous tongue relief for Warmbloods who tend to be fleshy in the tongue.
Available in 5 - 6"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness; 7cm shank
NS Reference 8028SHPLearn More
Neue Schule Dressage Warmblood Weymouth - 8028FF
The Neue Schule Dressage Warmblood Weymouth is a popular choice with continental horses which tend to have a large, fleshy tongue for example KWPN, Hanoverian and German Warmbloods. The innovative, lightweight, elegant cheek design is combined with a very cleverly designed tongue bridge which offers generous tongue relief without causing upper palate interference. This design has been proven to be the solution to many long term tongue evasions.
Available in 5 - 6"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness; available with a 5cm, 7cm and 9cm shank size
NS Reference 8028FFLearn More
Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Jumper's Choice - 8023RD£129.54
The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Jumper's Choice/Ride & Drive is a lever bit which offers extra lift from the shoulder and increases control without discomfort or severity. This clever cheek also reinforces directional control and turning, and stabilises the mouthpiece ensuring the correct contact points are employed at all times when rein aids are applied. The NS Tranz Angled mouthpiece is ergonomically designed for both comfort and communication. The rounded lozenge is set on at a unique 20° angle, activating more feel over the tongue. When a contact is taken, the lozenge rolls gently down contouring smoothly over the tongue's thicker less sensitive centre (the sweet spot), utilising feel but not abusing it, thereby enabling clearly defined aids to be given through the reins. The arms are slightly curved for comfort and of an oval profile. This clever design takes up less room between the tongue and upper palate whilst offering a similar weight bearing surface from the horse's perspective as thicker, more obtrusive circular profile mouthpieces. This ergonomic design very subtly depresses the whole of the tongue and the oval profiles help to create a larger upper airway, enhancing the horse's ability to breathe and swallow.
This bit is very popular with jumpers as it encourages the horse to sit on it's hocks, helping with tight, accurate turns. It's also recommended for horses which snatch down or pull the rider forwards. The inner rings act as a softening buffer through the rein so that riders with weak backs or arthritis will usually find this bit to be a great benefit. This bit is also a great choice for a driving bit when a Liverpool is not compulsory. It's one of the few designs of bit to provide extra directional control without having fixed cheeks.
Available from 5" - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness
NS Reference 8023RDLearn More
Neue Schule Demi-Anky Universal - 8012U/8013U£129.54
The Neue Schule Demi-Anky Universal is ergonomically designed to eradicate the nutcracker action and consequent evasions often caused by the traditional, straight-armed single-jointed snaffle. It offers control without discomfort or severity, and is ideal for faster work and jumping as it allows the rider to turn and direct the horse more easily.
The cleverly curved mouthpiece of this bit eliminates interference with the upper palate and prevents the bit from lying too far forwards in the mouth. Traditional jointed bits can pinch the sensitive outer edges of the tongue as they travel forwards in the mouth but the Neue Schule Demi-Anky Universal has been redesigned to ensure that the bit sits correctly, further back in the mouth over the less sensitive area of the tongue. The ergonomic design of this mouthpiece sweeps away from the corner of the lips reducing the risk of rubbing, while offering a superb weight-bearing surface across the bars. Once the horse establishes a correct contact, the bit shape forms a long low shape over the tongue providing relief to the sensitive outer edges.
The Neue Schule Demi-Anky Universal features a uniquely designed gag cheek based on a traditional three ring gag. In a traditional three ring gag, the rings sit parallel to one another; in contrast the Neue Schule Demi-Anky Universal features an angled main ring which sweeps away from the face to prevent the cheek from becoming compressed against the teeth.
The cheek is very well balanced and allows for multiple rein combinations. The cheek can be used with single or double reins and can also be used with Pelham rounding. If the bit does not provide adequate control, a curb strap can be employed from the top ring of the cheek to reinforce turning and control without restricting the horses ability to stretch on his way into a fence.
Available from 5" - 6"; mouthpiece thickness either 16mm or 18mm
NS Reference 8012U (16mm mouthpiece) or 8013U (18mm mouthpiece)
Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval - 8022BEV£95.70
The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval features a mild lever action, applying poll pressure to help the rider to maintain a rounder outline. They are useful for horses and ponies that are strung out or poke their nose. The Beval is particularly good for children or novice riders who do not yet possess either the technique or the strength in the leg to achieve and maintain a correct, round outline. It also helps to give more control with turning and downwards transitions.
The Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval offers multiple ways in which to attach the reins and cheek pieces so that you're able to set up the best method of control and comfort for your horse.
Available from 5" - 6'; 14mm mouthpiece; either 55mm or 70mm rings
NS Reference 8022BEVLearn More
Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Elevator - 8023NS
The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lonzenge Elevator is a useful bit for added control, particularly for showjumping. This bit helps to get horses sitting back on their hocks, helping them to make tight turns. It also helps to improve the horse's outline and aid straightness. The Tranz Angled Lozenge Elevator is ideal for very enthusiastic horses with a sensitive mouth that may be prone to rubs, chaffing, etc.
A curb strap may be used on the top ring to give additional control. This bit can be used with the rein on the main ring to mimic the Baucher.
Available from 5" - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness
NS Reference 8023NSLearn More
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