Horse Bits - HP RELIEF Bits
HP RELIEF Bits in sizes from SHETLAND to SHIRE
Sizes from 4" to 7" are standard stock sizes.
The ponies and draughts have been neglected over the years!
Only 10mm or 12mm. diameter for tongue and palate room.
BD Legal, (except for specific BD Young Horse Classes, where the minimum mouthpiece diameter must be 14mm)
Small rings for ponies on the smaller bit sizes - down to 2" Diameter.
Available to try via HORSE BIT FIT CLINICS throughout the UK.
Due to the Anatomical design of these bits, you will probably need a size 1/2" smaller than your normal bit.
Please measure your horse's mouth before ordering, as we will send a smaller replacement, but will not give a refund if the bit is marked in any way, so do not ride in it.
HP Relief Barrel Bits - All prices are plus VAT.
Loose Ring Relief Snaffle
Beval Relief Snaffle
Eggbut Relief Snaffle
3 Ring Relief Snaffle with Copper Barrel
HP Relief Pelham
HP Relief Rugby Pelham
Full Cheek HP Relief Snaffle
Spoon Cheek HP Relief Fulmer Snaffle
HP LIP RELIEF Loose Ring
Hanging Cheek HP Relief Snaffle
HP Relief D Ring
About HP Relief Barrel Bits
These bits take away the 'Nutcracker' action of the single jointed bit and replace it with a much kinder action. The pressure is evenly spread across the bars and the tongue as the bit folds around the mouth.
The rings are smaller than those of other bits to prevent them from rubbing the outside of the face and making it sore.
The mouthpiece has also been re-designed with more curve, to give a better shape to fit the horse's mouth properly, reducing the bar pressure even
further and preventing bit 'Slide'.
The mouthpiece has the optimum 10mm. diameter - narrower than a Myler - to ensure the horse's tongue and palate are not impinged by the bit and that the horse can seal his mouth and swallow. Try it yourself - it is very difficult to swallow unless your lips form a seal on your mouth. Wide bits prevent this..
There are no 'Slots' on these bits. They have the option of a 'Wilkie' design which does not rub on the horse's face the way that 'lumpy' slots can.
The Lip Relief bits have all the benefits of a loose ring action, but totally prevent the trapping and pinching of the lips.