I find the world of bits incredible difficult, there are so many out there with really random names. I recently bought a new one for Mr.Grumpy that was based on what he had before, but a better quality one. When I stood at the store there were so many and I noticed the shoplady didn’t have much knowledge either. So Maria did what she does every time she doesn’t know something, she googled. I found these info sheets below that I found really helpful. Maybe they can help you to in your search for a new bit. Otherwise I would recommend getting a bit expert to look at your horses mouth, might be expensive there and then, but if you keep buying bits, that’s expensive to. And your horse will thank you for it.
Which bit do you use?
Today I bit the bullet and went to Epplejeck to find a competition jacket. There are two things in life I hate trying on, which is breeches/jeans and blazers. So I went on to trying a ton and looking at a ton before I found the jacket above and a Euro-Star one. However as the Euro-star one was a bit boring and not so detailed I decided to go for this one which is from Pikeur and its called Diana. My budget was originally 100 euro for a jacket, but unfortunately this one was a tad bit more. I tried to take a better photo, but my phone aint that good. Very happy with it, and can’t wait to use it! Will provide a review once I’ve worn it a couple of times.
As they had 3 for 2 at Epplejeck I figured I would buy the bit I needed and a show shirt as well so I would get one of the pieces for free. Unfortunately I saw at the cashier that Pikeur wasn’t included in the deal, so off I went to get another piece which ended up being some new Sprenger spurs. I wish I would have picked a cheaper sport to do, haha.
Sprenger Turnado Sensogan bit. Ive been on the lookout for a new bit for Mr.Grumpy as the one he has is becoming old. Ive read a lot of good things about this one, so hopefully he likes it.
Kingsland Alcoma Show Shirt. I didn’t want one that was totally white as I generally don’t use tight sitting tops, so this was a good middle way. It feels very good. Cant believe you pay so much money for a polyester top tough. Me and my best friend always have this saying “polyester nightmare” about polyester clothes as they get so sweaty. Hopefully this one aint that bad.
Sprenger Ulta fit grip Spurs. I know a lot of people don’t like spurs, but Mr.Grumpy was used to them before I got him and becomes very lazy without them. These are luckily pretty “kind”.
Of course when you’ve given yourself a shopping ban and have absolutely no money, you get an email that Epplejeck has sales on with pay for 2 things, get 3. I don’t really need anything besides competition shirt and jacket, but as a shopping crazy woman, there are of course things I wouldn’t mind to have.
Aint I colorful? haha
- Kingsland competition jacket
- Euro-star competition shirt
- Harry’s horse breeches
- Kingsland sweat rug
- Eskadron tendon boots
- Kingsland saddle pad
- Sprenger bit
- Sprenger spurs
- Kieffer rubber reins
- Kingsland passport holder