Usually made of synthetic or metal material, a bit rests on the interdental area where there are no teeth, referred to the ‘bars of the mouth’. A bit is used to assist a rider to communicate with the horse. Through the principle of pressure or negative reinforcement, the removal or reduction of pressure as a positive reinforcement for correct behaviour. Through applying pressure to the bit by way of the reins, the horse is then rewarded or reinforced for the appropriate response by a release of pressure or by softer contact, dependent upon the style of riding.
The basic types of bits include, snaffle bits, curb bits, Pelham bits, kimblewick bits, gag bits, and ring bits. You can find all of these bits and more on Steedmart. Anti-rear bits, curb chains & covers, driving bits, full cheek bits, hackamores, in-hand show bits, premier bits, racing bits, sweet iron bits and western bits, are just some more styles of bits you will find on Steedmart.
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