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.
Watch this rider and horse at the Paris Gucci Masters 2010 riding only with the Meroth™ leather snaffle bit and reins. Beautiful!
"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
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.
In my practice of equine bodywork I often encounter horses that are 'hard to bit', that 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.
Communication with and control of the horse via his sensitive mouth by inserting a 'bit' has been a practice for a very long time.
Original Meroth™ Leather Bits Off the beaten path with Original Meroth™ leather bits! Dare to try a completely different type of bit and discover a gentler way to fine-tuning the communication with your horse. Completely non-toxic, patented design that shapes itself to the mouth of your horse. Hand-crafted by skilled European artisans... (more)