Bridle and Bit Fitting Consultants Directory
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.
South Wales - SA, CF, NP, GL - Lyn Beattie
North East - NE, SR, TD, TS, DH, DL - Aimee Sheil
Scotland - KY, DD, FK, EH, G, PH, AB - Jane Cumberlidge
Midlands - WV, WS, B, DY, CV - Amy Burr
Midlands - NG, ST, LE, NN, DE - Ruth Fisher
North West - Ali Boyle - Tel. 07727 700899
South East - ME, CT, TN, RH, BR, BN, SM, CR, DA, - Vicci Wise
South - RG, GU, KT, MK, HP, HA, AL, LU, WD, SO, PO , OX, SL- Celina Harrison
East England - NR IP PE CB CM CO SS RM IG E EN -Katie Fishlock
South Wales - SY, TF, HR, LD -Sheila Stewart
Hertfordshire - UB, N, NW, W - Claire Gorrie - Tel. 07939550315
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
- Behavioural problems when ridden - napping, rearing, above the bit, behind the bit, fly-bucking, bolting, refusal to go forwards - the list is endless.
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.