Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse

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Storey Books, 2001 - Pets - 32 pages
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The Best Bit for the Best Ride

A good bit fits your horse's mouth and facilitates a productive "riding dialogue" between you and your horse. But there are so many types and styles of bits available that making a selection can be a daunting task, particularly if you don't know what to look for.

Jessica Jahiel demystifies the bit-selection process by emphasizing that the best bit is the mildest one suitable for the horse on the job. She then discusses conformation of the horse's head and mouth, how a bit works, bit types and materials, quality, price, and accessories. She explains how to position a bit in a horse's mouth and the best way to handle the bit when riding. With proper bit selection and the "good hands" that come with experience, you will soon find that communication with your horse -- and, thus, your ride -- is vastly improved."

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User Review  - cbarw2345 -

This is a great little book full of information that all should know and remember for the horses sake.The detail on each bit is right on and correct.The author of this book is very good in detailing ... Read full review

another great one for your library!

User Review  - cyndi43 -

I cant keep these in my store.........whether your a beginner or an advanced rider in any discipline.......this book helps you understand what you are asking of your horse from each bit and why. Bits ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jessica Jahiel is an internationally renownednbsp;lecturer, clinician, and award-winning author who answers equine-related questions in her online newsletter, Horse-Sense. She also responds to questions about horse behavior, riding matters, and anything else readers want to discuss in Horse & Rider, Equus, and Dressage Today, as well as in her best-selling books The Horse Behavior Problem Solver and The Rider's Problem Solver. Jahiel lives in Illinois.

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