The Bit Blanket
Worth the $40
This thing is great. Easy to use, easy to put the bit in (even with big winter gloves on), and it warms the bit up to just the right temp. I was a little skeptical on spending $40 on this but after using it this winter, I was happy I did. As soon as I get to the barn I plug it in and put my bit in. Once my horse is tacked up it is ready to go! The key is remembering to plug it in right when I get there! If you are on the fence about spending the money... do it. You will be glad you did.
March 7, 2013
great for those frigid days at the barn
It takes awhile to heat the bit, but if you plug it in right when you get to the barn, the temperature is perfect by the time you are done grooming. We have two and have been using ours since the late fall.
February 19, 2013
Does the job!
I got tired of holding the bit in my hands or shoving it in my pocket to warm it up. This heater does the trick. I plug it in and leave it while I get my horse ready. Takes about 15 minutes. Note: it does not work well on port bits or bits smaller than 5". My Arabian gelding has a 5" medium port bit, I can shove the bit blanket around it but it's not as easy & it doesn't heat up as fast because I can't wrap it as tightly. My Kimberwick snaffle is 4 3/4" and it doesn't fit well on that either. The bit blanket is stiff material making this tricky to shove around my bits. The electrical cord gets in the way when wrapping the blanket around the bit. BUT Despite all this, it still heats up the bit, so my horse & I are happy!
February 13, 2013
Don't know how I lived without it!
This has made my life so much easier! I just plug it in when I groom and tack up and the bit temp is perfect. No more walking to the kitchen or restroom to run it under hot water or holding it in my hands to warm it up. Great invention, love it!
February 12, 2013
Perfect accessory for winter
I love the bit blanket and my horse appreciates it too! Much better than warming the bit in hot water or with disposable warmers. I plug in the bit warmer while I tack up my horse and her bit is warm and ready to go when I'm finished.
February 5, 2013
I have to admit that I felt a little silly purchasing this bit blanket but it is great. In Rochester NY it can get quite chilly and I never felt that my hands were warming the bit up enough so I thought I would try this. What is nice about this product is that it warms the bit up to the perfect temperature and bit stays at that temperature for a while. Long enough to get the bridle and unplug the bit blanket and then get back to your horse! A must for winter riding!
January 22, 2013