Introduction To Bits

There are many reasons we choose different types of bits and they put pressure on different places of the horse's mouth. There are entire books dedicated to this subject, but if you follow these general rules, you shold be able to ride your horse in your current bit most effectively.

When riding with an English Bit, a bit without shanks it may or may not be a snaffle, your elbows should be to your sides and your hands in closer together than your elbows. Don't allow your elbows to stick out to the sides like chicken wings. Keep them close to your body. The reason