Arrange for Award Winning Bitting Specialist Gail to visit your horse and carry out a full bitting analysis. Surely correct bit fitting is as important as the saddle??
Whatever your level of riding; we cater from novice through
to international team members across all disciplines -
the horse's comfort is key. Only go hacking? Your horse still needs to be comfortable so a consultation is still very appropriate.
Correct bit fitting is really important but often unfortunately
overlooked. Issues caused by an incorrectly fitted bit can include:
Tongue sores and cuts
Ulcers under the tongue
Rubs and splits in the corners of the lips
Incorrect pressure dispersion across the bitting pressure points
As part of the appointment I will check the above, check how your current bit and bridle fit and then go on to watch you ride in current bit (if suitable). If a change of bit is appropriate, I will advise on a new one, will fit it and you can then try it. Part of the service includes you completing our questionnaire before the visit and I will also watch any videos and view any photos too beforehand.
Anything taken on the day is available on our 30 day trial too. We then keep full records so you have free access to our ongoing advice and support and once I have seen your horse, it is much easier to then advise on a new bit for changing disciplines etc and we can ensure an accurate fit.
We have recently changed the pricing structure to try and make it easier for customers regardless of their location compared to ours here in north east England. We now have a guide structure for approximate travelling times in relation to a minimum number of horses:
Half an hour from TS7 0NR One horse or more
Up to one hour from us Minimum two horses
Up to two hours from us Minimum four horses
Up to three hours from us Minimum six horses
Any further than this is by separate quotation so please get in touch.
We are as flexible as we can be and the above is just a guide: if you are four hours from us with only one horse I will try to help you by probably recommending someone who is fully qualified, experienced and trained and nearer than I am or I will still travel by special arrangements which would include increased costs.
Bridle Fitting / Measuring Service
Full measurements can be taken for you to be able to source your own bridle of choice or we can fit the Rhinegold Anatomical Bridles (approximate prices snaffle with reins £102, double £135) or Dutch brand Bridle2Fit (approximate prices; snaffle without reins £240 / double without reins £270). Bridle parts can be sold separately so if you just want an ergonomic headpiece or a lovely bling browband this can be accommodated. Or just buy the reins as they are so lovely !