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The Bit Blanket

Bit Blanket, Inc.
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

Warm your bit for a better ride during cold months with The Bit Blanket! The Bit Blanket warms your bit to help protect and preserve the sensitivity of your horse's mouth by preventing cold bit pain, discomfort, and soft tissue damage. Your horse will appreciate the comfort of a warm, safe bit and communication will be improved by eliminating numbness, allowing your horse to respond to light bit pressure.

Favorite Features

  • Convenient and easy to use (simply plug it in, wrap it around your bit and warming begins immediately)
  • Quickly warms your bit to a temperature compatible with your horse's normal body temperature
  • Eliminates the risk of creating a head-shy horse resistant to bridling as a result of a freezing bit and maintains a positive associations with the bitting process
  • Making a difference: A portion of the profits from the sale of each Bit Blanket will be donated to the ASPCA.

Sizing It Up

Designed for bits 5"+.
5' long electrical cord.
Requires only 4 watts of energy.

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    The Bit Blanket is rated 4.5357 out of 5 by 28.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! My tack is not in a heated area and I ride unless below 20 degrees. I finally decided to get the Bit Blanket. My horse and I both love it. I don't feel bad anymore from asking him to take a freezing cold bit, and he actually reaches for the bit now. Like others mentioned, it takes a while to heat up. I plug in and wrap the bit as soon as I get to the barn, and it is heated by the time I am ready to bridle. Today, I even tucked my riding gloves in with the bit to warm them. Not a recommended use :)
    Date published: 2015-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well This product works exactly as described. Fits around my 5.5 french link well. Does not take long to warm the bit. My gelding is much happier now!
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Bit Blanket I have only used this once since purchasing, but it worked well. It is a little tricky getting on a 5" bit, but I managed. I did leave it on for around 30 minutes and part of the bit became too warm. Not a big deal because the bit cooled down in 2 minutes. I just need to be aware of the length of time it's on and how tight I wrap it around the bit. Overall I am happy I bought this. No more freezing hands!!
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does just what I need The Bit Blanket works exactly as the company promises. I bring my bridle out the barn in cold weather, put the Bit Blanket on, and after about 20 minutes it feels just the way it did in the heated tack room: not particularly warm, but not at all cold. My horse is definitely not insulted as he is when I put a cold bit in his mouth. I agree with people who warn that it won't work with narrower bits. My bit is a 5 and 1/2" double-jointed snaffle (a Neue Schule Verbindend so it has a weird curvy shape and measures closer to 5 and 1/4 in real life). I don't think the Bit Blanket would fit on a narrower bit since the heating element is not flexible. But for my bit it is great.
    Date published: 2014-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the bitter cold I bought this a couple weeks ago and have been really appreciating it in New England. Is it 22 degrees today and you bet I'll be plugging it in! Warms the bit up to a good, even temperature. I wish it was a tad bit longer to incorporate the rings as well, but this is way better than using my hands or wearing the bridle inside my coat while grooming! It fits my 5" bit fine.
    Date published: 2014-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well very I love the Bit Blanket. It works well and warms the bit perfectly. I am just not sure if it might over warm it - I am always afraid it might be to warm because it is warm to the touch. How warm is too warm?
    Date published: 2014-11-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't work too well The Bit Blanket is made of a molded material that does not fit correctly around my bit. The bit should be larger than a 5". Mine is a 5" D ring Snaffle and I can't get the material around the bit tight enough to really warm the bit up.
    Date published: 2014-03-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertized Since purchasing a Bit Blanket, I have used the Bit Blanket about 10 times in Maine weather in the teens and below. It heated the bit to a comfortable room temperature in the 10 to 15 minutes required to get my horse ready to ride. I cannot yet speak to the durability of this product, but it seems well made.
    Date published: 2014-02-10
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