History of Bits, Evolution of the Double Bridle

The history behind the upper-level dressage bit configuration. By Gerhard Politz for Dressage Today magazine.

Read More »

Measure Your Horse's Mouth for Proper Bit Sizing

Use this handy tool to measure the width of your horse's mouth for proper bit sizing. By Suzanne Vlietstra for Horse & Rider magazine.

Read More »

Fitting a Gag Bit Correctly

An Olympic gold medal eventer explains how a gag bit needs to fit to be both effective and comfortable. By Torrance Watkins for Practical Horseman magazine.

Read More »

Expert Answer: Three-Ring Snaffle Bits

An Olympic jumper rider and a bit-design expert team up to answer a reader's question about three-ring snaffle bits. From the editors of Practical Horseman magazine.

Read More »

How to Choose a Bit for a Horse

Instructor and trainer Ron Meredith discusses how bits act on the horse's mouth and how to select a suitable bit for your horse.

Read More »

Types of Horse Bits

Most tack stores offer an overwhelming selection of bits for sale. Knowing the difference between snaffles and curbs will help you decide which type of bit is right for your horse.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Fitting Snaffle Bits

Choosing a bit which fits your horse is important for his comfort.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Uxeter Kimberwick

Description and uses of the Uxeter Kimberwick bit.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Tom Thumb Western Snaffle

Description and uses of the Tom Thumb Western Snaffle.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Slow Twist Eggbutt Snaffle

Description and uses of the eggbutt snaffle with a slow twisted mouthpiece.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Twisted Wire Snaffle

Description and uses of the Twisted Wire Snaffle.

Read More »

The Bit Gallery - Curb Bits

The length of the shanks on curb bits affects the severity of the bit.

Read More »

How to Properly Fit and Adjust a Snaffle Bit

Charles Wilhelm shows how to properly fit and adjust a snaffle bit.

Types of Snaffle Bits with Charles Wilhelm

Not sure what bit to use? Charles walks you through the type of snaffle bits by explaining the different functions based on style, diameter, and metal.

EquiSearch in your inbox

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Subscribe to EQUUS
Subscribe to Equus
Subscribe today and get a Free Gift! Subscribe Give a Gift
Customer Service

Horses For Sale

See more rope horses List your horse for sale on Spin to Win Rodeo