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Dressage Today Podcast: Bitting Basics with Stephanie Brown-Beamer

In this episode of the Dressage Today Podcast, equipment expert and USDF gold medalist Stephanie Brown-Beamer joins us for a chat about bit and bridle fit.

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Get the Most Out of Your Tack and Riding Equipment

Expert advice on maximizing the longevity of your gear

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Lauren Barwick's Bridle Game

The way a horse accepts his bridle and bit can reveal much about his feelings toward his work.

Credit: Jennifer M. Keeler Bit mouthpieces range from very thin to very thick, but in some cases what is often believed to be the least severe—a big, fat snaffle—may actually be too wide for the available space in the horse’s mouth, causing discomfort.

Find the Bit That Fits

Bits are a critical piece of equipment for your dressage horse, but finding and fitting the right one can be a daunting task.

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Tongue Resistance in the Dressage Horse

Jessica Jahiel gives suggestions for stopping a horse from sticking his tongue out to avoid the bit.