This workshop asks “could we be doing better for our horse, achieve better communication and an improved performance?”
Have you have ever wondered if your horse would benefit from a different bit? If they would be more responsive, less argumentative through the rein, have more lift through the shoulder - then you need to come along to this workshop with Freda McBain, LANTRA Certified bit and bridle fitter.
Saturday 23rd July
Routinely when us riders think maybe we should try another bit, we go to what we have in the draw or what a friend has suggested and give it a go. How many times on FB do you see a post asking for bit recommendations?
Sometimes we get lucky, and so does our horse, but there is a better way. Bit fitters are trained to understand the conformation of the horse’s mouth; the thickness of their tongue, the width of the Bars of the Mouth, the shape of the jaw, the thickness of the lips, there is so much more to bit fitting than the width of the bit.
We need the horse to be comfortable in the mouth to achieve acceptance of the contact, whilst encouraging the horse to carry its self with its hind legs, not on the forehand.
The cost of a well-made bit means they are not something that we can afford to buy several of just to try, so options are limited. Freda will use her knowledge and experience to select up to 4 trial bits from her extensive stock from leading manufacturers (Trust, Myler, Winderen, Neue Schule). You will be able to try the bits on the flat and over a fence, Christine Shubrook will be on hand to offer coaching input. If you find something that works then Freda can order one of your very own.