How Western Bits Work in a Horse's Mouth

Updated September 14, 2023

In this video with Robb Thomas of Reinsman Equestrian, he explains how different kinds of western bits are designed to work inside a horse's mouth. He describes how bits provide pressure on the horse's mouth and poll to solicit aids from the rider, as well as gives tips on bits for sensitive horses.

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