Articles on Horse Riding Tack
- Bits Can Interfere With Swallowing
- Mounting Blocks Put Less Strain on Horses
- Myler Bits Act Differently on Horses
- Doctors Recommend Horse Riders Use Safety Stirrups
Researchers at Michigan State University have now measured how much a bit actually affects a horse’s swallowing of saliva.
Getting on a horse from a raised platform rather than the ground puts significantly less force on the horse, research has confirmed.
A detailed comparison of how various bits sit in a horse’s mouth finds that Myler bits behave quite differently from other types of bits.
After examining foot injuries in young equestrians, medical doctors are advocating that children wear strong boots and use safety stirrups while riding.