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Bitting Consultation / Bridle Fitting
  • Bitting Consultation / Bridle Fitting

    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
    Behavioural evasions

    Some issues are not bit related but do show up in the mouth so if I find the issues are not bit related, I will refer you to your other appropriate specialists; vet, dentist, saddle fitter etc.

    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 take the current fuel prices into account.  All appointments are £70 for the consultation plus mileage (each way) at 45p per mile.    There is also the 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 range of bridles (from £70 traditional hunter style to around £140 padded ergonomic style).  


    Mouthpiece Thickness:
    Ring Size / Shank Length:


    The hire period is 30 days from the date you receive the bit and if you have any queries or questions during this time, please contact me.
    The full price is paid at the time of purchase and if the bit is returned, a refund less the hire charge (£14.50 per bit * NS Turtle Tilt is £35.00 hire charge) and postage is processed.

    Please take care of the bit and keep it in good condition during the hire period. Damaged or broken bits cannot be returned.
    Don't worry about teeth marks - this sometimes happens with warmer sweeter metals - or oxidation - this happens with sweet iron and has a rusty appearance.
    Both are perfectly normal and will not affect me accepting the bit back.
    It is your responsibility to ensure that the bit is kept safe from damage, theft and loss during the trial period.

    All bits must be returned in clean condition and we ask that you wash the bit gently but thoroughly in warm water to remove any grass, food etc.
    All bits returned to Horse Bit Hire will be disinfected thoroughly.
     Horse Bit Hire cannot be held responsible for any diseases, infections, viruses or mouth or medical conditions that appear after hiring a bit from us.

    The bit must be back with Horse Bit Hire before the Hire End Date to avoid further charges being incurred.