The bit rests in the interdental region of the horse's mouth (between the incisors and molars), above the tongue in contact with the palette, and is held in place by the bridle and reins. It should render the horse comfortable and controllable, therefore the size and shape of the bit you choose is essential; the wrong bit can cause considerable pain to your horse. For information on what to consider when choosing a bit, continue to scroll down this page.

In choosing your bit, you should consider:

  • Whether you are riding English or Western, and in which discipline you are competing if you intend to do so
  • Your riding skill level
  • How the horse has been trained
  • The shape and condition of the horse's mouth

VioVet offers a variety of bits so that you can find the perfect option for your horse.