Finding the right bit for your horse can be extremely tricky, there are many things you must consider when selecting (oral condition, age and breed – just to name a few!). A piece that has become increasingly popular within the equestrian industry amongst riders of disciplines is the happy mouth bit. A happy mouth bit, as well as a rubber bit, are perfect for those horses that are particular sensitive or susceptible to the colder metals used on other bits. This can be an extremely annoying issue in the winter months as the general temperature makes the metal much colder than the horse would like and can cause irritation in the horse mouth. This actually also may provide an issue in the warmer months as the bit can heat up whilst on the horse whilst in the summer’s heat. As oppose to the harsher metal alternatives, happy mouth bits are made from a non-toxic, durable plastic (polyurethane) that is safe for your horse. From a technical and practical standpoint, happy mouth bits and rubber bits provide riders the same levels of control and communication with their horse, making it one of the best regular horse bit alternatives in the equestrian world. Online for Equine are experts in the bitting sector of the equestrian world, the happy mouth bits and rubber bits we offer come from the best brands in the equestrian industry, including Shires and Cottage Craft.