BitFit - Equine Mouth Measurement ToolBitFit - Equine Mouth Measurement Tool

 

Our goal at Newell Products LLC is not just to sell you The Original BitFit®, but also to help make happier horses. You will find numerous resources that will guide you in helping your horse have the ideal bit. The first link offers information on a free bitting consultation offered by Myler Bits.   This is followed by six articles that are the result of a yearlong bit study, funded by the USEA (United States Eventing Association) done by Dr. Clayton at Michigan State University.  These articles offer scientific evidence of the benefits of using a properly sized and fitted bit.  Following Dr. Clayton’s articles are six additional items that we consider the "best of the best" when it comes to practical information on how to bit a horse.

 




MYLER BITTING CONSULT
When you walk into the tack store, do you look at the bit wall and ask, “how do I know which bit to buy?”  When you don't get a knowledgeable answer, you start guessing.  Several hundreds of dollars later, you're still frustrated.  Your horse still has issues.  Will there ever be an answer? Fortunately, you are only a phone call away from knowing what style bit to get for your horse.  That's right.  Myler offers a free bitting consultation for their customers.  After filling out a questionnaire about you and your horse, they will schedule an appointment for you to speak with Ron, Dale or Bob.  They have bitted so many horses, both English & Western, beginner to advanced, that they have practically turned it into a science.  Rest assured, you will get the right bit - the first time.   Make sure to get the Original BitFit® before you call, so when they ask you, "What size is your horse's mouth?" you have an accurate answer.  Call them at Phone: 417-859-0177.
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Bits and Bitting
Presented by Dr. Hilary Clayton at the 1998 USDF National Dressage Symposium and re-printed in USDF Connection, May 1999
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Fitting the Jointed Snaffle Bit
Presented by Dr. Hilary Clayton at the 1998 USDF National Dressage Symposium and re-printed in USDF Connection, June 1999
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Bitting: The Inside Story
A study that examines bit action and its effects on the horse's mouth, by Hilary M. Clayton BVMS, PhD, MRCVS
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Bitting Actions and Reactions
Part 2 of a study on the science of bitting by Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS
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A Whole Bit Better
By Dale, Ron & Bob Myler (Three of the horse world's leading bit designers).

A Whole Bit Better, the book clarifies the following essentials of proper bitting:

° Points of Pressure

° Bitting & Training Levels

° Bit Resistance

° Selecting a bit

° How to introduce a new bit

A Whole Bit Better, the video takes bitting a step further by including helpful demonstrations and graphics showing how various bits function inside the horses mouth. Special guests also join the Mylers, sharing their insights on bits, training horses and the importance of a relaxed, resistance-free animal.
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Does His Bit Fit?
PRACTICAL HORSEMAN, OCT 1995
Master Equine Dentist Steven Sampson shows you how to make sure your horse's bit fits comfortably.

This is an excellent article that teaches you specifically how to fit not only the width of a bit, but all the other aspects as well. We are not allowed to reprint this article, but it can be ordered from Primedia by clicking on the following link.
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A Bit of Information
A Western horseman Booklet: Texan Greg Darnall discusses bits and bitting.  The link is a nice place to buy from (only $5 plus $1 shipping)
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The Comlete Book of Bits and Bitting by Elwyn Hartley Edwards.  The only comprehensive, authoritative, and practical guide to this complex subject and its history.

I'm sure you will enjoy this one. There's information here that you won't find in other publications.  This is good value. At this link, it is only $22.99 plus $1 shipping.
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DVD: Understanding Bits with Stormy May
How much do you really know about bits?  Bits are one of the most misunderstood pieces of riding equipment.  This DVD will demystify the bitting process and teach the English or Western rider how to select the right bit for each horse. You can order by clicking the link or by calling Trafalgar Square Publishing at 1-800-423-4525.
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