Bridle and Bit Fitting Consultants Directory

Bridle and Bit Fitting Consultants

Bridle and Bit Fitting Consultants

Correct bridle and bit fit is as important as correct saddle fit - but it is a factor which is overlooked by the vast majority of riders.

We are in contact with a team of  Independent specialist consultants who carry out a full bridle and bit fit consultation for less than the cost of a bit. Please contact us for details of a Bridle and Bit Fitting Consultant in your area, or find your local one from the map.

Whether you ride professionally, or are a Happy Hacker, your horse's comfort is the key to a happy horse - and a happy horse is a willing partner.

They also carry our bits and bridles for you to try, along with other makes.

North East - NE, SR, TD, TS, DH, DL - Aimee Sheil
Scotland - KY, DD, FK, EH, G, PH, AB - Jane Cumberlidge
Scotland -  Dumfries and Galloway  Katy Caie Mob: 07756 506 496
Midlands -   ST, SY, WS, WV, DY, B, CV, WR, HR, GL, SY, CW,, OX - Sarah Davenport -
Midlands -  NG, DE, LE, NN, S, LN, DN - Ruth Fisher
North West  - Ali Boyle - Tel.  07727 700899

South EastNicky Studd -   Kent: CT, ME, TN London: DA, BR, CR Sussex & Surrey: BN, RH, KT, GU - Email :   [email protected] Tel.  07590 231572
East England -  NR IP PE CB CM CO SS RM IG E EN -Katie Fishlock
North Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk  - Abi Sinclair Tel  07789455555
Home Counties  - HP, WD, AL, OX, RG, MK, SG, LU, EN, UB, N, NW, W, SL - Claire Gorrie - Tel. 07939550315
Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire -  James Cooling https://www.facebook.com/BitandBridleJamesCooling
Yorkshire and North LincolnshireYasmine Equine Services (Miriam Salameh) - 07939353059
West Midlands - CH, CW, LL - Meg Edge
South WalesCF, SA NP and south LD - Alex Thomas, [email protected]
Mid Wales -  SY, TF, HR, WR, LD, WV, DY - Rachel Fuller
Wales -  SY, south LL, north SA and north LD - Elerch Bit and Bridle Fitter
Mid South - Wiltshire – SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP9, SP10, SP11Hampshire – SO20, SO21, SO30, SO40, BH23, BH24Dorset – BH6, BH21, BH22, DT11 - Sheri Pinkney - [email protected]
South - SO22, SO23, SO24, SO32, SO41, SO42, SO32, SO41, SO42, SO43, SO45, SO53. SO52. SO17, SO18. SO51. SO52, PO15, PO14, PO17 - Sally O'Hara - PHONE NUMBER IS 07967759943

West Midlands - Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral. Stoke-on-trent  - Claire Chadwick[email protected] Tel. 07546742488
Cornwall - TR, PL, and TQ and EX - Kayna Prescott - [email protected]
Isle of Man - Katrina Collister - Equipoise -  [email protected]

IrelandPhilippa Kearns
European Union - Jennifer Grunow - [email protected]
Canada and USALeslie Ball - https://www.happihorse.com/

Damage caused by French Link bit.

Incorrectly fitted bits and bits that don't suit the horse's mouth conformation cause the following problems:

  • Sores on the tongue and on the bars
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • Rubs and splits in the corners of the lips
  • Pressure points in the mouth
  • Spooking
  • Behavioural problems when ridden - napping, rearing, above the bit, behind the bit, fly-bucking, bolting, refusal to go forwards - the list is endless.

Facial nerves on the horse

No two horses are the same. They all have different mouth and tongue conformation and slightly different facial nerve points.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to get any bitting or bridle advice from anyone without a full, in-person assessment and consultation for your particular horse.

Contact a Bridle and Bit Fitter to arrange an appointment. You can also try the bits and bridles that are recommended whilst the consultant is present, enabling tweaks and fine adjustments to be made by a Professional.

Riding a horse is not a right, it is a privilege and your horse deserves to be as comfortable as possible.