Custom made Horse Riding Stirrups
In antiquity, the earliest foot supports (appearing in India by the 2nd century BC) consisted of riders placing their feet under a girth or using a simple toe loop. Later, a single stirrup was used as a mounting aid, and paired stirrups appeared after the invention of the saddle tree. In China, the stirrup appeared within the first few centuries AD and may have spread westward through the nomadic peoples of Central Eurasia. Some scholars believe that the Sarmatia’s were the first to devise true stirrups during the first century BC. The use of paired stirrups is credited to the Chinese Jin Dynasty and came to Europe during the middle Ages. Some argue that the stirrup was one of the basic tools used to create and spread modern civilization, possibly as important as the wheel or printing press.
A bit is a type of equipment that is put in a horse's mouth to help control it. It is attached to a bridle to hold it on the horse's head, and to reins which the rider holds and allows them to control and cue the horse. The mouthpiece of the bit is the part that goes into the horse’s mouth.
A bit is a type of equipment that is put in a horse's mouth to help control it. It is attached to a bridle to hold it on the horse's head, and to reins which the rider holds and allows them to control and cue the horse. The mouthpiece of the bit is the part that goes into the horse’s mouth. It is usually made of metal, but may also be made of plastic or rubber.
Certain bits are commonly used in certain horse activities. For example, western style riding usually uses a curb bit. English style usually uses a type of snaffle, although certain horses may be put in a different type of bit. Saddle seat riding and high levels of dressage riding use a double bridle. This is a bridle that holds 2 bits. Each bit works a little differently so the rider can cue the horse to do different things. The rider must ride with 2 reins in each hand. This requires the rider to be skilled so they can handle both reins without confusing the horse.
Ø 3 Rings Bit
Ø Butterfly Bits
Ø Chifney Bit
Ø D_Ring Snaffles
Ø Driving Bits
Ø Eggbutt Bit
Ø Full Cheek Mouth
Ø Gag Bits
Ø Half Cheek Bit
Ø Liver Pool
Ø Loose Ring
Ø Over cheek bit
Ø Spanish bits
Ø Tom Thumb Bit
Ø Voucher Bit
What is 3 Ring Bits?
A three-ring snaffle, sometimes called an "American gag," is a loose ring bit with distinct sidepieces composed, despite its name, of four rings. ... (Some riders attach a rein to the snaffle ring and another to the bottom ring, as on a Pelham; I prefer a single rein because it is easier to use.)
What is Butterfly Bits?
Butterfly bit is a traditional driving horse bit. All curb (leverage) bits come with a curb chain and the hooks even if they are not pictured with the bit. A bit that offers two impact levels in one bit by simply switching the sides of the bit. The Stubbed 2in1 Butterfly Snaffle Bit is especially suitable for jumping as it has enhanced impact, control and helps support the horses in tight turns.
What is Chifney Bits?
The Chifney, also known as an anti-rearing bit, is a horse bit designed for leading spirited horses and ponies. The Chifney is attached to a headpiece and has a single loose ring for the lead rope to attach to at the back of the horse's chin.
What is D_Ring Snaffles Bits?
A Dee ring snaffle bit is a compromise between an egg butt and a full cheek snaffle. It has vertical shanks that extend above and below the mouthpiece, and these are joined on the top and bottom by a D-shaped ring on swivel joints.
What is Driving Bits?
Driver bits apply torque to screws. More specifically, they are the interface that transfers torque from a tool, such as a screwdriver, t-handle, or drill, to the mating recess on top of a helically-threaded fastener.
What is Egg butt Bit?
Egg butt snaffle bits are fixed, oval rings attached to a mouthpiece. These fixed-cheek bits lie flat against the horse's cheeks and prevent the bit from sliding back and forth in the mouth.
What is Full Cheek Mouth?
Full cheeks are usually present on bits with a snaffle mouthpiece and the name refers to the two pieces of metal which extend above and below the bit ring.
What is Gag Bits?
The gag bit is a type of bit for a horse. Because the cheek piece and reins attach to different rings (instead of freely moving on the same ring, like in a snaffle bit) there is leverage action. Severity of leverage action depends on where the reins attach.
What is Hackamores?
The hackamore or bit less bridle is a halter type contraption that sends signals to the horse in ways other than a metal bit in the horse's mouth. ... It has a long rope rein called a meat and may also add a type of stabilizing throatlatch called a fiador, which is held to the hackamore by a brow band.
What is Half Cheek Bit?
Also called the “half spoon” snaffle, this type of bit is a relative of the full cheek snaffle, because it has an arm extending down the side of the cheek from the mouth. Unlike the full cheek, it only has this lower arm and it is shaped in a somewhat flatter, spoon-like shape.
What is Liver Pool?
The most widely used of all driving bits. It can be made in a variety of mouthpieces with fixed or swivel cheeks. Fixed cheeks do not allow the cheeks to swivel and are designed to be used with a pair of horses. This avoids the pinching of the lips that can occur with the coupling reins.
What is Loose Ring?
Loose ring bits have rings that rotate, encouraging the horse to not brace against it, but to relax and have an active mouth. The loose rings transmit cues with a bit more warning, teaching a young horse to respond quicker.
What is Over cheek Bit?
For an over of bits in general, see bit (horse). For information on leverage devices, see bit shank. The bit ring is the ring on the side of a horse's bit, particularly on a snaffle bit. It is used as a point of attachment for the cheekpieces
What is Pehlum?
What does a Pelham Bit do?
IKONIC jointed pehlum bit with thick twisted mouthpiece. The curved mouthpiece distributes pressure evenly over the tongue and bars of the horse. It creates more pressure points on the bars, making it a stronger bit. Important notice: the length of the cheeks varies with the size of the bit.
What is Tom Thumb Bit?
The Tom Thumb bit is a cross between an American gag and an elevator bit. It offers more precision and control and is very popular for show jumping and cross country.
There are many different types of bits, including snaffles, Pelham’s, and curb bits. They all work a little differently. Some bits are "softer" than others, meaning that a pull on it is gentler to the horse than a "harsh" bit. For example, bits with a smooth mouthpiece are softening than those with a twisted mouthpiece. Bits are not cruel when used correctly, but a rider that pulls too hard can hurt a horse's mouth, especially if they use a harsh bit. If a rider is inexperienced, they should ride with a softer bit so when they make mistakes they do not hurt the horse. Experienced riders who can follow the horse's mouth as the horse moves and give very slight cues can use bits that are harsher. They have the skill to use the bits for very fine control over the horse, without hurting it.