the French Collection
Once you go French, you'll never go back.
by Bits Stirrups and Spurs - Your experts for horse bits, spurs, stirrups & eventing watches.
Have you gone French yet?
French Link bits consist of a 'broken mouthpiece', where there are two joints in the mouthpiece; and this is a great thing for your horse, here's why...
Benefits of a French Link: This more comfortable bit design conforms better around the horse's jaw and tongue and places pressure more equally over the tongue, bars and lips, when compared to a 'traditional' single-joint snaffle.
"Many horses are more comfortable with bits that conform around their mouth, resulting in a more relaxed and willing partner."
Could a French Link be a better option for your horse?
Do you currently ride in a single-joint bit and experience any of the following:
With a French Link bit, any painful nutcracker effect is reduced; the separation of the mouthpieces allows the rider independent control over the two sides of the mouth; the French Link mouthpiece is available with various cheek pieces to suit your discipline and meet the requirements of your horse.
Which French Link will be best?
> Training, schooling, flat work & youngsters: Loose Ring with Copper, or Full Cheek
> Jumping, cross country, strong horse/extra breaks: Beval bit, Jump Gag (or Dutch Gag)
> For dressage & showing: Pelham (or add roundings for use with strong ponies)
Make your horse more comfortable & responsive. There are even more comfortable French Link style bits for nearly any purpose, so check out those which may benefit you and your horse. View the Full Range of French Link Bits HERE