Bombers Bits Featured in Horse Magazine!

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We were thrilled to see Bombers Bits featured in this month’s HORSE magazine. The Bombers Bits Loose Ring Bradoon has a curved mouthpiece which fits around the shape of the tongue and the horse’s mouth providing relief from tongue and bar pressure.

Available to purchase today alongside a wide range of Bombers Bits direct from World Wide Tack! Simply visit the website at www.worldwidetack.com 

 

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A Rider Q & A with World Wide Tack Bitting Expert!

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Recent edition of Polo Time Magazine saw bitting expert Stephen Biddlecombe, a retailer of widely acclaimed Bombers Bits and proprietor of World Wide Tack, answer a reader question on bitting.  To read the full article- pick up a copy of the magazine today!

Reader Question

K Long, Berkshire says…

“Which bit can be used to stop a horse from ‘bobbing’ its head up and down? My horse is not very strong and stops quite easily, however she bobs her head up and down continuously when playing, which is very annoying. I currently ride in an Elliptical Loose Ring Gag, although she is a little strong in that, and have also tried her in an American Gag, but that lifted her head. I hadn’t really considered that the head bobbing might be bit related, as I thought it was more about excitement and anticipation, so any advice would be appreciated!

Answer

Stephen says…

“You are probably correct to suspect that the head bobbing is bit related. Your horse is likely to be objecting to the tongue pressure applied by the bits you have tried. The loose ring would apply tongue pressure, while the American gag was possibly a single break snaffle, which has the effect of the horse lifting her head. In view of this, I would recommend a Happy Tongue Bombers Bit.

These have a medium port, creating space for the tongue, relieving pressure and allowing the horse to relax. The Bombers Happy Tongue Three Ring is a popular polo bit for horses with sensitive tongues. An alternative is the Happy Tongue T Bar Three Ring, which is designed to have the same effect as a traditional Fulmer, in that it will prevent pinching on the sides of the mouth, however the shortened and extended pins above and below the bit prevent the bit firstly being pulled through the mouth, and secondly have the effect of guiding the horse’s head into the direction the bit is facing, which is great for schooling and training purposes. The T-Bar has a loose ring fitting which allows for immediate release, whilst the shortened pin extensions prevent it from being hooked up. A Ring cheek piece introduces poll pressure as well creating leverage on the mouthpiece – the blue sweet iron seen in Bombers bits oxidises easily and encourages salivation. Naturally, we also advise getting the horse checked physically in case other factors are present.”

Bombers Bits include hundreds of off the shelf bitting solutions, and customers can even design their own bespoke bit from a selection of mouth pieces, cheek pieces and widths, using a ‘design your own bit’ service. Bombers Bits are available through World Wide Tack. Contact the team on Tel: 01825 840 002 or visit www.bombersbits.co.uk.