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Old 11-02-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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How do you measure your horse's mouth for "correct" bit size?

pony = 4.5in
cob = 5 in
full 5.5 in

is that right?

my mare fits pony and cob size bridles so just wanting to know what would be her correct bit size?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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you can download a bit measure off the neue schule site...it really helps find what is correct for your individual horse
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my 17hh WB is in a 5.25" bradoon, and a 5" weymouth
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great link - thanks PSO
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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Thanks PSO i will give that a try
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pso thanks for the interesting link.
I have downloaded the bit measurer and can put it together, but as I am a bit of a dummy cannot work out how to use it.
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you do have to measure the horse/pony as our 15.2 hh gelding takes the same size bit as our 12.2 hh pony
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #7
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You have it assembled- right?
see the two arrows at the thin end?
put these arrows at the sides of mouth where the bit would sit, and the correct size will be shown in the window at the bottom
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...or, even easier (and more permanent!!) you can buy a BitFit Bit Measure for $30 from my website. In stock now, ready to post to you!

Every horse is different, and a large number of people are using bits that are too big! The shops selling Pony, Cob and Horse bits are not helping, as you might get a thoroughbred in a 4.75", a WB in a 6", a pony in a 5.25"- the size of the horse does not dictate his bit size.

Check out a YouTube of how to use the BitFit here: YouTube - Bit Fit
and our website: Bella Equestrian - Whips & Rider Accessories

Hope this helps!
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pfft- mines permanent- I laminated it
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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Thanks bella, that is AWESOME!!! me thinks i'll be getting one

PSO - i liked your idea also, but im lazy and bella's one is easy peasy
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