Snaffle Bit Basics

Shop Snaffle Bits Introduction to Snaffle Bits The Snaffle configuration by itself is a mild bit and one of the most universally used mouthpieces. It can be thick and mild on the bars and tongue or more severe if it has a thin twisted wire mouthpiece. It can be combined with many variations such as… Read More Snaffle Bit Basics

Horse Anatomy: Horse Teeth

Bars are the empty space between a horse’s incisors and molars. The soft gum tissue in this area is sensitive. The bit is placed so that it rests in this part of the mouth. Pressure exerted by the bit pressing on the bars causes discomfort and is used to slow a horse’s pace, change his… Read More Horse Anatomy: Horse Teeth

Horse Anatomy: Hoof

The hoof of a horse is the total weight-bearing structure carrying a 900-1500 pound horse. It’s care and soundness are paramount to the ability of a horse to function. The Walls: It is comprised of a hard outer shell (wall) with a soft-tissue “living” center. The upper limit of the hoof is called the coronet… Read More Horse Anatomy: Hoof

Horse Anatomy: Bars

Shop Bits The bars of a horse refer to two different areas: in the mouth, and on the bottom of the hoof. Bars of the Mouth The empty space between a horse’s incisors and molars. The soft gum tissue in this area is sensitive because there is no muscle here. The nerve endings are very… Read More Horse Anatomy: Bars