The “Original Bits” is the collection that started the Happy Mouth Bit line. The most popular bit styles in the equestrian industry were re-engineered with apple-scented space-age polymer-covered mouthpieces to help make these bits more gentle and more readily-accepted than traditional all-metal bits.
The addition of 99.9% pure copper in the center roller of the mouthpiece of the Copper Roller Bit Collection further improves acceptance of the bit, and promotes relaxation and softening of the horse’s mouth.
The Happy Mouth Bit design was then taken to the next level with the creation of the Contour Bits Collection where the curved mouthpiece design reduces pinching in the mouth that can be caused by a straighter mouthpiece.
Slightly oval, or egg-like, in shape, the Eggbutt is more stable than a loose ring, but more mobile than other rings. It will not pinch the horse’s lips. They are used in dressage, hunters, on young horses and occasionally in eventing or show jumping.
Typically used with two sets of reins, a gag rein and a snaffle rein, Gag Bits require gag cheeks. They work on the horse’s lips and poll, and are useful for horses that lean on the bit or get heavy on the forehand. They are most often used in show jumping and eventing.
Hackamore Bits are an alternative to a traditional bit, where a bit is combined with a noseband that works on pressure points on the face, nose and chin, as well as on the lips and tongue. They are often used in show jumping or eventing.
Kimberwickes have shanks, D shaped rings and a curb chain. They provide mild curb action due to the short shank arms, and are used with one set of reins. They are often used by smaller or younger riders as they provide more control than a snaffle.
Shaped like a D, the King Dee’s flat side provides slight lateral guiding, and also prevents the bit being pulled through the mouth. King Dees are most popular in the hunter ring, but can be seen in racing, eventing or dressage.
With a circular ring that freely moves through the mouthpiece, the Loose Ring promotes relaxation from the horse. They are often used in training young horses, in dressage, eventing and some hunter/jumpers.
Pelhams are a type of curb bit that uses two reins – a curb and a snaffle. The shank provides curb action, and there is a curb chain. They are often seen in hunters, jumpers, eventing and equitation. A Weymouth is a type of curb bit that is paired with a Bradoon to form a double bridle, which is used…
Shaped like a D, the Pro King Dee’s flat side provides slight lateral guiding. It also prevents the bit being pulled through the mouth. Pro King Dees are most popular in the hunter ring, but can be seen in racing, eventing or dressage.
Shaped like a D, the Racing Dee’s flat side provides slight lateral guiding. It also prevents the bit being pulled through the mouth. Racing Dees are smaller and a bit flatter in shape than King Dees, are used in the hunter ring, racing, eventing or dressage.