Bitting up for Hunting

Bitting up for hunting

Bitting up for hunting can mean the difference between a fun ride and a continuous tug of war. Whenever someone says you should be able to ride every horse in a snaffle, I chuckle and think, “you’ve never been foxhunting.” That’s not to say you can’t hunt a horse in a snaffle. My Trakehner was […]

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Yes, these are all snaffles

Most people think that snaffles are the mildest bits. for example, you see horses advertised with a “snaffle mouth.” The implication is that these horses have sensitive mouths and don’t require a lot of bit to control them. In truth, a snaffle is any bit with a solid or jointed mouthpiece that has no leverage; […]

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