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Selecting a Bit

1. The Myler Bitting System
2. Bitting Assistant
3. EQUINE MOUTH STRUCTURE
4. Test Your Current Bit
5. Pointers


Equine Mouth Structure
Knowing the equine mouth is crucial to proper bitting. Look inside. How is your horse's dental health? What do the bars and palate reveal? How thick and wide is that sensitive muscle, the tongue, where pressure and relief give the bit its main means of control? Though not part of the mouth, the chin and poll (located at the second vertebrae) both receive pressure from the bits. The chin, or curb, is affected by the bit's curb strap: the poll receives downward pressure through the headstall.
1. Tongue
2. Bars
3. Poll
4. Curb (Chin)
5. Palate

 

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