A Bitting question?
Jan07

A Bitting question?

Tricia Nassau-Williams and Abbey England offer advice on bitting… Q – My horse carries his head very high and I struggle to get him in an outline. He is currently in a Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle with fixed cheeks; would a change of bit help? A – There are several points to consider here. Your horse may carry his head too high because he is compensating for pain, lacking in schooling or has a conformation that naturally causes him...

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Equido – Bells And Whistles…
Oct02

Equido – Bells And Whistles…

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI HNCES There has been a lot of press recently about the misuse of nosebands and debates as to how tight they should or should not be.  I personally do not like to see a noseband on any horse however I would be the first one to put a noseband on if I thought it would assist in the schooling of a horse, not, however, a quick fix or patch over a problem of braking!!!  The noseband would disappear as...

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Bitting concepts and how bitting horses has changed
Oct02

Bitting concepts and how bitting horses has changed

We talk to Abbey Bits and Hilary Vernon about the changes in bits and new innovations over the years. Historically horses were a mode of transport and a necessity, and consequently you could say were worked and fed more naturally.  Hours of work each day in most cases so that the horse was naturally fit and utilised its energy. Proper holidays where horses were turned out for the season when they beware not working, and allowed time...

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