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The Original Bit Butter

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Why We Love This

The Original Bit Butter's special formulation provides soothing care to replenish moisture for dry, callused, unresponsive areas of your horse's mouth. Enriched with a “Mouth Softening Complex,” this palatable blend of natural butters, essential oils and unique flavor encourages acceptance and improves focus on the bit!

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  • Soothes dried areas of your horses mouth
  • Palatable
  • Natural butter and essential oils


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Beeswax, Jojoba, Peppermint Leaf Oil, Mango Fruit Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Vitamin E, Soybean Oil.

More about The Original Bit Butter's ingredients:

Mango Butter (Mangifera indica) contains natural preservatives that help keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.

Peppermint Oil (Mintoil) contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Bees Wax (Cera Alba) increases your skins essential moisture.

Vitamin E is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals.

Soybean oil can help restore the luster and the glow of one's skin.

Shea butter moisturizes the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation.

Jojoba makes your rough skin smooth and soft.


Instructions for Use:
Apply freely to the corners of the mouth and along the underside of the bit before every ride.
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    The Original Bit Butter is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! My horse now chews the bit more and seems happier in his work.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticed a difference after 1 use Just used this one time and noticed a difference in my project horse who has a hard mouth and always throws his head. After use, he was more supple and giving after one use!
    Date published: 2016-05-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Basically horse chapstick I've been using this on the corners of my horse's mouth after I ride to help keep them from cracking, and he likes it to the point of opening the corners of his mouth when he sees me with the jar. However, I haven't noticed any difference in bit acceptance when I use it before I ride. I would recommend using this if your horse is prone to having cracks or splits on the corners of it's mouth, but not as something to encourage bit acceptance.
    Date published: 2016-05-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a huge change in foam Not a really huge change in foam development or suppleness, but I appreciate the lubricating factors, and my horse seems to enjoy the taste.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on me and my horse My friend got this for her tough mouthed mare and ended up using it on our lips, hands, elbows, etc! Smells great and works great! My horse had a bit rub from some bit experimentation and healed quick using but butter. Highly recommend
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creamy and smells great! I have never used a bit butter before but even though his bit is the proper size it was rubbing on one side. I tried the Bit Butter as directed and within a few days I noticed that the rub was disappearing. It is easy to use, smells great, and my horse seems to like the taste as well. What a great product!
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cure for teeth grinding I used bit butter years ago with my OTTB gelding and it helped with him finding the contact. So my new horse a Hanoverian gelding who has a problem with teeth grinding (it's a bad habit) and he has a bit of a dry mouth, and doesn't really chew on the bit or produce any foam. So I thought why not give bit butter a try. The results have been amazing, Fagan's mouth is so soft and he foams and drools like crazy. The best part is he has stopped grinding his teeth. It's has been an essential part of getting him ready for his ride, Fagan loves when I rub bit butter on his lips and corners of his mouth, and it has made it easier to put his double bridle on he takes the bits easily. Highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked! After a week of using bit butter, the "calouse/hard spots" at the corner of the mouth healed. Continuing to use to prevent coming back. I had tried other remedies, nothing had worked.
    Date published: 2015-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff! I have been using this product for about two weeks now and I absolutely love it! It smells great and my horses actually like it! Some other buyers have said how small the container is, which yes it is small, but alittle goes a long way with this product. You really only need a small amount to do the job. I have used this product daily for about a week and now a few days a week. It did exactly what I was hoping and smells great too! I highly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2015-09-04
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Allergic Reaction Unfortunately I didn't read the ingredients list before purchasing this product. It has mango butter in it. While my horse loves the taste and now willingly takes his bit, I am HIGHLY allergic to mango and broke out in contact dermatitis all over my right hand. On steroids to clear it up. Live and learn. I can't recommend it for that reason and because the very small jar, think sample size, is outrageously priced. Bit wipes are a better value.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It!! I started riding a green broke horse and was wanting every riding experience to be a positive one. Putting the bit in his mouth at the beginning was not easy. Once I started to put bit butter on the bit there after he would open his mouth before I was even came near him to put the bit in. He loves taking the bit and I notice him listening more and playing less with what is in his mouth. Wish I had this years ago. Love it!!!
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff. I have a horse with a pink nose and super sensitive skin. This stuff smells great and seems less messy than vaseline.
    Date published: 2014-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Bit Butter! Always use it with the Double Bridle... prevents any rubs.
    Date published: 2013-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well My horse was getting sores on the inside and outside corners of her lip. This product seems to have helped the sores heal and now that I put this on before I bridle her it seems to have prevented the sores from coming back. Some reviewers have complained it is very thick, I think it has the consistency of Chapstick. It is a little pricey but it seems like a little goes a long way so I think that one container will last for quite awhile.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great idea, but disappointing This did not increase my horse's tendency to mouth the bit and when applied on the corners of his mouth, did not offer much protection. It has the consistancy of day old frosting--very clumpy and waxy. Way to expensive too. A clunker of a product.
    Date published: 2013-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I have only used this products a few times, but it SMELLS REALLY GOOD!! And my mare tends to get a bit of a chapped lip going on around the bit so it seems to be helping.
    Date published: 2013-04-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not loving it. Overpriced. The consistency is very waxy and not easy to spead and the first day I used it my horse got a rub--I had been using Vasaline petroleum jelly. I could buy a year's worth of petroleum jelly for what this costs--and the Vasaline works better as a preventative. Would not buy again. Way too much money for an average product. Not bad, not great but my horse did like the taste.
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love this product and my horse doesn't seem terribly intolerable of this either. She does try to run away when I try to put bit butter on in the corners of her mouth (She kept getting cuts) but she tolerates it. My friend's horse on the other hand LOVES it. My horse also used to get bad cuts in her mouth always (so much so that I had to ride in a hackamore for like a month) but now, she doesn't at all! If she does, I am confident that the Bit Butter will help me ride without hurting her.
    Date published: 2013-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for cracked lips My horse has super sensitive skin, including his lips. His lip split open once, and it has been a continuing battle for over a year. I have used vaseline in the past when riding. Bit butter feels good, smells good, and WORKS! I put it on his lips before each ride. I have only used it for 2 weeks, and his lips are already looking much better!
    Date published: 2012-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps with teeth grinding. . . While my horse will still grind her teeth, when this is on her bit, it is not as loud and she does it much less. It definitely helps. However, it seems to wear off in about an hour.
    Date published: 2012-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful product I feel better about putting the double bits in my horse's mouth using Bit Butter. The corners of her mouth are no longer cracked and now she cooperates when I apply it. She knows the taste is pleasant and that she will be more comfortable!
    Date published: 2012-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really happy with this product I needed something for my horse that has a very sensitive mouth but have not been able to find something that works or that she will let me put regularly on her. Though the consistency was not what I was expecting, it is pretty much like chap stick for horses and she really seems to not mind me rubbing it on her mouth. Very happy I was able to find something to help!
    Date published: 2011-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than Vaseline This has been very healing for my mare's mouth where she had a tear. I will continue to use as a preventative.
    Date published: 2011-11-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not sure it makes a difference I read some of the other reviews that said that horses loved the taste of this stuff, im not sure how that is true because I tasted the stuff myself and it didnt really taste like anything at all, it has a light smell but that is it. Also it does not have a buttery consistency as the name would imply, its quite hard and thus a little difficult to get enough on the bit. My horse didnt realy care either way.
    Date published: 2011-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product I've use the bit butter on and off again. I will say my horse loves the taste. It helps keep his mouth soft and he foams and drools more with this.
    Date published: 2011-03-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't quite work for me I tried this because I had a problem with the bit rubbing at various places on my horse. I had this problem with many different sizes and shapes of bits (she has very sensitive skin). I tried this Bit Butter with high hopes but it didn't seem to help my problem and although it smells nice, my horse didn't seem to care for it. I thought I was imagining it when she salivated much less until I saw someone else make the same comment. I'd still recommend it to someone to try it if they had a chafing situation but it didn't work for me.
    Date published: 2010-06-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from My horses hated it My mare usually has a mouth that looks as though it was sprayed with whipped cream, but with the bit butter, she didn't get foamy at all. Also, I ordered this via the print catalog so I did not realize it contained soybean oil. I have a soy allergy, so I had to use latex gloves to apply the product. This product was not a pleasant experience.
    Date published: 2009-11-17
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