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Is a Meroth™ leather snaffle bit right for me and my horse?
If you are an intermediate to experienced rider and your horse already accepts and responds to a bit, the answer is YES! A Meroth™ leather bit will enable gentle and precise communication with your horse without metal in the mouth.
Great for hard-to bit horses
Great for horses that are sensitive around ears and poll. You can ride without bridle!
Completely non-toxic and patented design
Watch this rider and horse at the Paris Gucci Masters 2010 riding only with the Meroth™ leather snaffle bit and reins. Beautiful!
"I have just received the Meroth leather bit... Well, I cant praise it enough. I have a horse that is happy to stretch forward and he was the lightest he has ever been, bit or no bit. I don't often give feedback ... but this was so amazing I felt the need to let you know. Thank you for selling these bits, they are fabulous!" Amanda M., New Zealand
"The first time I used [the Meroth™ leather snaffle bit], he seemed to think there was contact on the bit – there wasn’t. By the fourth time he just accepted it as normal. He is extremely responsive to it and seems to like it. I had been riding him bitless – using a jumping hackamore – but as he is a racehorse (not ex) he was hard to steer to the right, especially the faster we went. With the Meroth it is not an issue at all. It will definitely be the only bit I will use for pleasure riding and I am looking forward to trying it without the bridle.... So, success. A happy horse and happy rider!....Sincerely," Maureen T., Kentucky
This wonderful video of a young woman and her horse in Germany shows the ease and effortlessness that is created when a bit is so much softer.
Also excellent for horses that are sensitive around the ears or poll as you can ride without bridle!
The leather bit is light-weight, pleasant to the horse, durable, and completely non-toxic. The leather is tanned using an entirely plant-based process. The bit adheres to European baby toy specifications! You will never have to worry about putting toxic leather into your horse's mouth.
Note: The bit comes with detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please send us an email.
Accept no imitations: Only the Original Meroth Leather Freedom Bit is completely non-toxic, made from leather that is tanned in a time-proven, slow, plant-based tanning process. This leather adheres to European baby toy specifications! So you don't have to worry about putting toxic leather in your horse's mouth.
Is a leather bit the solution for your horse?
Bitting horses has been a topic for literally thousands of years. Recently, there has been a movement way from harsh bits and a general search for gentler alternatives.
Many horses are 'hard to bit', display stiffness in the neck, soreness in the corners of the mouth, sensitivity on the bars of the mouth or are described as 'stiff to one side', 'hard in the mouth', 'leaning on the bit' or 'bridle lame'. While not all of these concerns are results of bits or bitting, it can be a contributing factor.
Many horse owners try bit after bit, often at considerable expense without remedy. The taste of a metal bit, the way it feels on the bars and last not least the sounds a metal bit make (constant subtle oscillation and clonking, which we as riders do not hear) are unpleasant to many horses. A leather bit is often the much-sought solution to a very puzzling problem: finding the right bit for you horse.
Communication with and control of the horse via his sensitive mouth by inserting a 'bit' has been a practice for a very long time. But it doesn't have to be metal. f you are looking for a gentle alternative, which will enable you to maintain precise communication without a metal bit, the Original Meroth™ Leather Freedom Bit™ may be right for you.