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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'!).

Bit Blanket - The Electric Bit Warmer.

Warm that bit! During the fall and winter months, horse bits become dangerously cold. Cold bits cause pain, discomfort, numbness, and damage to the soft tissue in horses' mouths. These clear dangers also lead to additional problems: The numbing effect that a cold bit has on the lips and tongue will result in less sensitivity to light bit pressure -- something no rider who values the importance of clear and effective communication would want. The negative results of the cold-bit experience can also lead to problems with bridling, creating a head-shy horse that's resistant to being bridled. This is a concern with horses of any age and should be of particular concern when introducing a young horse to the bitting process. Experts agree that making each aspect of the training process as positive as possible is critical to successful and effective training. Warming a cold bit, therefore eliminating that negative association, is an important step in the positive training process. Bit Blanket makes that step easy.

Bit Blanket Benefits

  • Protects and preserves the sensitivity of your horse's mouth
  • Prevents cold bit pain, discomfort, and soft tissue damage 
  • Maintains positive associations with the bitting process
  • Improves communication by eliminating numbness, allowing your horse to respond to light bit pressure
  • Easy to use. Simply plug it in, wrap it around your bit and warming begins immediately
  • Effective. 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
  • Convenient. No complicated instructions
  • Compassionate. Your horse will appreciate the comfort of a warm, safe bit instead of being forced to accept a dangerously cold one 

Making a difference: A portion of the profits from the sale of each Bit Blanket will be donated to the ASPCA.

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    The Bit Blanket is rated 4.4762 out of 5 by 21.
    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: 2014-03-19
    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: 2014-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple. Easy to use! I bought two of these for a barn Christmas present. They are easy to use and a bit hit with our riders and horses.
    Date published: 2014-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product We needed bit warmers in our barn this winter since it is so cold.  I bought 2 of these items and they have worked out great.  Love them and I am sure so do the horses.
    Date published: 2013-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price I've only used this a couple of times since getting it but I love it. My oldest horse doesn't like taking his bit all the time and especially since it's winter he doesn't like the cold bit. He took his bit readily after 15-20 min of it sitting wrapped in the blanket. Better than some of the other things I've used over the years varying from hot water to hand warmers.
    Date published: 2013-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bit warmer I have only used this two weeks.It seems to do a good job.The only negative is that my bit is a little hard to get into the warmer.I use a kimberwick.
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from horse will love this! This is the second winter that I've used the bit warmer in and it's the best thing since sliced bread!! Before I would use a bucket of hot water which is fine when I have several bits that I need warmed but I prefer the bit warmer. The best way to use it is to put the bit in it when you get your tack out before you get your horse and by the time you are ready to put the bridle on it is warm. If you have several horses that use the bit warmer I do recommend keeping your bits clean so you don't spread anything around as the bit warmer isn't easy to clean but other than that there isn't anything not to like about this product.
    Date published: 2013-12-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great... While it lasted I LOVED this item until I realized that it only lasted one winter.  I'm not hard on my things, and it stayed in a bin in my locker.  Plugged it in this week for 20 minutes, and did not work.  SO SAD.  Not worth $40 if it only lasts a year.
    Date published: 2013-11-29
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