Bits, Bitting & Advice — Bits

Herm Sprenger Bits - How to spot a genuine one - don't get scammed!

Posted by Kirby Aylett on

Hi ABLE Friends, We only sell genuine high end bits here at A Bit Less, because they're the best!  There are a lot of cheap knock offs and look alikes being sold at the moment (some with VERY misleading names!).  We don't want you to be scammed into thinking you're getting a bargain Sprenger, when in actual fact you're getting some cheap mas produced bit with no where near the quality, finish or engineering that comes from Herm Sprenger. Below is a video that we hope you'll find useful - it describes the markings and details you can expect to...

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Neue Schule Starter Vs Verbindend

Posted by Kirby Aylett on

What are they for and how can you tell them apart?! In our latest shipment we were lucky enough to get a couple of bits in that I've wanted to write an article about for a few months.  It's rare that we have both of these in stock in similar sizes for very long as they usually sell quickly.  This was originally going to be a video, but alas, one of the bits has sold already and is on its way to a new home today, so a blog post it is!Two of Neue Schule's most popular bits are the...

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Not sure if Angry, or German - (don't yell louder).

Posted by Kirby Aylett on

Don't Just Yell Louder - When your horse doesn't understand your language, speak a different one.  Finding the right Bit for your horse.

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Sensitive Mouths

Posted by Kirby Aylett on

Sensitive Mouths God bless these sensitive souls, princess and the pea types. They dislike firm contact and will generally evade it in two extremes - those who tuck their nose in an attempt to take the pressure off their mouths, and those fling their head up and down trying to shake the contact off. These types of horses need soft, gentle bits that encourage the horse to take the contact forward and down. Generally they go well in double jointed bits as opposed to single jointed bits which have a nutcracker action (which some horses prefer, but not these guys,...

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Sprenger KK Ultra & Dynamic RS

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Sprenger KK Ultra Vs Dynamic RS - what is the difference and which is better for my horse?

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