A comprehensive look at different categories of bits and how they work.
The hundreds of available bits and their variations present a bewildering choice to a rider looking for the most effective way of controlling and communicating with a horse. However, help is now available in this most authoritative and upto-date work. In an increasingly sophisticated horse world that blurs the line between English and Western tack, this book answers questions for horsemen who are involved in all English and Western equestrian activities. Most usefully, the reader learns not only how snafﬂes, curbs, pelhams, and other “mouthware” operate, but also how speciﬁc ones can be used to correct problems arising out of both competitive and pleasure riding. 100 color photographs. Written by the publisher of Covertside.