What bit for a horse with a sensitive mouth?

Hi I am absolutely at my wits end... I have a 15.3hh Warmblood, who I assume has a very sensitive mouth, I have tried everything from a loose ring snaffle to a straight nathe. The problem is, his head is not set on terribly well, and he will not take any contact. Apart from this, as soon as I have any contact, he grabs the bit and yanks it out of my hands( serious whiplash stuff!) and then trips.. I have had the farrier roll the toes of his shoes, the equine dentist should be here shortly... Is there any bit that you would recommend? I do dressage, so would have to be legal

Posted in Dressage, asked by , 5 years ago. 5630 hits.


Your horse sounds very sensitive.  We recommend two bits for you. 
The Bomber Blue loose ring, this would be for all your training.  The bomber blue is a very soft bit that is ported to give tongue relief, it is made from a nylon composite.  It is not legal.
For shows we recommend the Lock-up snaffle loose ring.  It is the closest legal bit to the bomber blue. 
We also suggest that you have a physio look at your horse if you haven’t already, just to check that there isn’t a pain issue somewhere

5 years ago
Oh hell, he was even WORSE.... Will try the snaffle tomorrow.. ... When I put it on this morning(yes the port was on top) he grabbed the bit and yanked as hard as he could down... so I thought I would just carry on - give the bit the benefit of the doubt!!  and then he was fine for a bit..(excuse the pun!!) But as I went into trot, he shook his head so badly , head up in the air, then yanked down again as hard as he could muster... I have had everything checked, back saddle teeth... am now so befuddled! - 5 years ago
Yay!! Success! Don went fantastically in the Lock up snaffle- different horse!!! - 5 years ago
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