Dawson Double

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The Dawson Double comprises two bits like a double bridle but it does not have a curb bit and rather makes use of two snaffle bits.

The Dawson is 20mm narrower than the Snaffle and sits behind it in the mouth. Calculations below are for the width of the snaffle bit and the Dawson will be supplied in the appropriate size.

Dawson Double
Breed Mouth Width 1 4
Bit Adjustment 2 Bit Width 3 4
Arab 115 mm (4½") 5 mm + 15 mm  135 mm (5¼")
Austrailian Stock Horse 120 mm (4¾")  140 mm (5½")
American Quarter Horse 120 mm (4¾")  140 mm (5½")
Thoroughbred (15h-15.3h) 120 mm (4¾")  140 mm (5½")
Thoroughbred (16h+) 125 mm (5")  145 mm (5¾")
Warmblood 125 mm (5")  145 mm (5¾")
Large Warmblood 130 mm (5⅛")  150 mm
Other MMS  MMS + 20 mm
1 The measured width of a horse's mouth (from corner to corner with no wrinkles) rounded up to the nearest 5mm. These are typical values for the breed. MMS = Measured Mouth Size. Click here for more information on measuring your horse's mouth
2 Factors to be added to the measured width of a horse's mouth to ensure the bit width is calculated correctly. This varies depending on the mouthpiece and cheekpiece of the bit. For this bit add 5 mm for a loose ring cheek piece, to allow for space between the ring and the horse's lip, eliminating a possible pressure point and pinching.
3 The width of the bit for a optimal fit, taking into account its components and the width of the horse's mouth. If calculating a bit width based upon a previously purchased Bomber bit, please make sure all relevant adjustments for differences in cheek and mouth pieces are adhered too.
4 Measurements in inches are approximate.

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