What size bit?

Mari

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Thanks everyone. I reckoned 5". Do different makes of bits come up big or small? Like dress sizes! I am size 11!
 

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Bit size tends to vary a lot with type of horse, IME. my 15.2hh ID x Connemara took a 5.5" / 5.75" but my 16.2hh TB takes a 5" - the same bit as his friend used, who is a 14.1hh riding pony type!
Bits are measured true to size between the bit rings, but the way it sits in the mouth determines which size you need - a straight bar "comes up bigger" than say, a Neue Schule Verbindend which is very curved in the mouth.
If you're buying a new one I'd suggest using a bit bank and finding what size fits yours best, based on the suggestions of about 5" :)
 
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