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.