BitFit - Equine Mouth Measurement ToolBitFit - Equine Mouth Measurement Tool

RON, DALE, & BOB MYLER- Myler Bits, USA
"Not all horses wear a 5" bit.  That is one reason we make custom Myler bits at our shop in Marshfield, Missouri.  Bit size is critical to your horse's performance.  If it is not sized to the mouth, the bit cannot work effectively at the pressure points.  This creates confusion and discomfort for the horse, and causes undesirable behaviors.

BitFit is the only product we've seen that is easy to use, accurate, effective, and designed with the horse's comfort in mind.  We will suggest that all of our customers use BitFit before purchasing a Myler bit.

BitFit is a "MUST HAVE" basic that should be in every barn.  We like BitFit so well, we're recommending its use in our seminars, as well as making it available on our website at http://www.mylerbitsusa.com/.

ANNETTE GAVIN - NeuSchule Bitting Clinician
"In the bit clinics I do all over the US, I have been using the BitFit to ensure the fit is exact during custom fittings.  Using this measuring device, I have found that I can get exactly the right fit with many different style bits."

Suzanne & G.G.
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 "I got the bitfit in my horse's mouth by pretending it was a bridle.  I took her real bridle and pretended to put it in.  When she opened her mouth, I slipped the bitfit in and she sloshed it around a little and then I was able to use it.  I found out the bit I was using was a little big for her so thank you.  I will use this on all my students and their horses."


ANKE LENDECKEL-ACKLEY, Owner of Nature's Rehab
"As an equine health therapist, I have become aware of how much the whole mouth/bit comfort issue can influence attitude and performance.  The jaw is in direct connection to several muscles that connect the head with the forequarters.  We often don't give this enough thought, although most of us care greatly about our horse's well-being.  Choosing the right bit that fits properly is the first step in promoting trouble-free performance and overall health."

STORMY MAY
Chief Judge, USPC
Producer of DVD: Understanding Bits

"Over half of the bits I see in horse's mouths are not properly fitted.  Finding the proper bit size is critical to a horse's performance.  BitFit offers a very easy and precise way to correctly measure a horse's mouth for a bit."

MARI MONDA ZDUNIC
USDF gold medalist & Author of American Dressage III

"This is a great device for accurately and comfortably measuring a horse's mouth to help anyone select the bit that fits their horse."

LORELIE CARTER
DRESSAGE TODAY, MARCH 2005
"Finding the right size bit is crucial for your horse's well-being and the quality of your ride...you can purchase a bit-measuring tool, which is more accurate and safer to use than a string."

JESSICA JAHIEL, PhD
THE TRAIL RIDER, MAY/JUNE 2006
"CHOOSE THE RIGHT WIDTH. Bits should be slightly wider than the width of your horse's mouth; up to a half-inch for snaffles, a little less for a curb. A too narrow bit is likely to pinch his lips. A too wide bit will slip from side to side, placing uneven pressure on his mouth, and making your signals unclear and confusing."

DOES THIS BIT FIT?
EQUUS, APRIL 2000
"To Outfit your horse in a bit of appropriate width, measure his mouth... that measurement, in inches, correlates to standard bit sizes, which indicate mouthpiece length. Most horses take 5 to 5 3/4 inch bits, with ponies, some warmbloods and draft horses being outside these averages. A too narrow bit pinches the horse's lips, and one that is too wide slides and shifts in his mouth, making it both annoying and ineffective."

Dr. HILARY CLAYTON
USDF CONNECTION, JUNE 1999
"Most horses seem to be most comfortable with a jointed snaffle mouthpiece that is only slightly longer (from ring to ring) than the width of the horse's mouth (from lip to lip).  Note that you can buy a device designed to measure the width of the horse's mouth."

DALE RUDIN
HORSE ILLUSTRATED, MARCH 2006
"...Choose the right bit. A snaffle is best for a first bit. It should be lightweight and smooth, and have a curved mouth to confirm to the lower jaw, and be palatable. Sweet iron with copper inlay will taste good and promote salivation. MEASURE YOUR HORSE CAREFULLY FOR THE CORRECT BIT SIZE."


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