How to Use a Bridle with Full Cheek Snaffle Bit and Keepers

This photograph shows a closeup of a photo of a full cheek snaffle bit in a horse’s mouth. The sides of the bit are tucked into the leather loops of a piece of tack known as a “keeper”.   The leather keeper helps stabilize the bit in the horse’s mouth. With the cheek connected to…

All About English Saddles

All About Billet Straps on an English Saddle This photo shows the part of an english riding saddle known as the “billets”. The billets are three straps underneath the top flap, on each side. The billets are the anchor to which the girth is tied. The billet straps are securely attached to the tree (what…

The Pros and Cons of Using a Pelham Bit – Dressage and Beyond

A Pelham bit is a horse bit that functions as both a snaffle bit or a curb bit,┬ádepending on how it is used. A Pelham bit is essentially a plain dressage-legal snaffle bit, but with an second rein connected to the bit at the end of a short shank. This shank, which creates curb action,…