Is it possible for one horse to have too many bits? Too many bridles? No. This is most definitely not within the realm of possibility.
My Dad and I had a conversation about bits the other day, and how they are like jewelry to equestrians. And I sent my Dad pictures of Eli’s bits. Of which he has 7.
We stick with the Herm Sprenger Dynamic RS Dee most of the time, but every once in a while, Eli gets reminded about something else with a different bit. This else is usually a little heaviness in the corners whilst jumping. I have tried a handful of different bits to see what gets the message across.
I just picked up a Myler, used for a decent price (the ones with hooks are weirdly expensive, even used) and might try that out soon.
As a result of this conversation, I now have a fourth bridle for Eli. Thanks a million, Dad!! Your grandhorse thanks you, too! I got the bridle from Redwood Tack. If you haven’t stalked that place, you need to get on that asap.
I am trying it on him today. If it fits (which I think it will) I am going to oil & condition the crap out of it before riding in it. The padded crown is SO padded. I think Eli will love that part of it.
So I hadn’t ridden Eli for a week, but did ride last night. It wasn’t too cold, and Eli was really, really good! Just in his Dynamic RS — it’s our go-to bit.
How many bits do you have for your horse(s)?