Bit and Bridle Fitting Consultation

Reasons to book a consultation:

  • Evades the bridle when tacking up
  • Evades the bit e.g. draw tongue back, tongue over bit
  • Tilts head when taking up rein contact
  • Heavy in hand
  • Inconsistent contact
  • Snatching the reins
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What happens during an appointment

Your appointment will include:

  • Taking a full history about your horse including any ridden issues. 
  • An assessment of your horse’s conformation and muscular development. 
  • A thorough assessment of the conformation of your horse’s head and mouth, which will help decide which bits and bridles may suit your horse.
  • A review of your current bit and bridle with an explanation of how these may affect your horse.
  • An assessment of your horse ridden in their current bit and bridle. 
  • Trial of appropriate bits, bridles and set-ups with ongoing assessment of your horse’s biomechanics and behaviour with each change made.
  • Recommendations for your individual horse will be provided.

Tips for your appointment:

  • Have your horse ready and groomed, for the agreed appointment time.
  • Have your current riding tack and riding gear ready. 
  • DO NOT tack your horse up or exercise your horse immediately before your appointment. It is important that we see your horse’s initial reaction to their own tack in the stable and while ridden. 
  • Ideally, your bridle and reins should be clean. Reins and cheekpieces should be easy to remove/attach.
  • A rider will be required for the ridden portion of the appointment and they are required to wear a securely fastened helmet that meets current safety standards when mounted. 
  • A safe and secure area will be required for the ridden part of the consultation.