Wondering which bit to use in your horse's bridle, what it should be made of and how to fit it? To help you differentiate between snaffles and curbs, we’ve prepared a bit gallery that will help you chose the correct mouthpiece
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.
Do you know the basic tidbits? Make sure you know how to properly fit and adjust a snaffle bit with Charles Wilhelm Training
Learn how to safely add high shine while protecting your horse's sensitive mouth.
The history behind the upper-level dressage bit configuration. By Gerhard Politz for Dressage Today magazine.
Use this handy tool to measure the width of your horse's mouth for proper bit sizing.
An Olympic gold medal eventer explains how a gag bit needs to fit to be both effective and comfortable.
An Olympic jumper rider and a bit-design expert team up to answer a reader's question about three-ring snaffle horse bits.
Instructor and trainer Ron Meredith discusses how bits act on the horse's mouth and how to select a suitable bit for your horse.
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.
Choosing a bit which fits your horse is important for his comfort.
Description and uses of the Uxeter Kimberwick bit.
Description and uses of the Tom Thumb Western Snaffle.
Description and uses of the eggbutt snaffle with a slow twisted mouthpiece.
Description and uses of the Twisted Wire Snaffle.
The length of the shanks on curb bits affects the severity of the bit.
Description and uses of the Pelham bit.
Description and uses of the mullen-mouthed snaffle bit.
Many bits are available with mouthpieces made from a variety of different materials, from steel to synthetic materials.
How the port affects the action of both English and Western curb bits.
Description and uses of the loose ring snaffle.
Description and uses of the Kimberwick, or Kimblewick bit.
Description and uses of the jointed snaffle.