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Western Bridle on a Horse

Understanding how a bit works in the horse's mouth will help you select the most appropriate bit for the job and appreciate the craftsmanship of well balanced and constructed bits.

Learning Objectives

In Understanding Bits for Horses the following learning objectives are addressed.

  1. Learn how to categorize bits.
  2. Learn about variation in bit construction.
  3. How to introduce training principles related to bit use.

What will you learn in the Bits and Bitting Lesson



This course is displayed using the online course tool known as Moodle. You will need to create an account and register with Moodle to view and participate in this and other equine courses offered by eXtension.

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