Using Science, experience and the latest technology to

Find and Fit the right Bit 

Using Science, experience and the latest technology to

Find and Fit the right Bit 

Anna Minogue

The Bit Fitter

I take an ethical approach to bitting the horse and rider, ensuring effective communication and performance through softness and acceptance of the bit.

Using science, experience, knowledge and the latest technology in bitting, I strive to help riders and horses improve their connection. In educating riders, I believe we can make a huge impact on horse welfare across the globe.

About Anna

I'm an Equine Dentist of many years experience and was a Specialist Veterinary Nurse in my previous career.


I was the first Australian to undertake education at The International College for Professional Bit Fitting Consultants (ICPBC) in The Netherlands.

 

I've seen hundreds of horses with wounds caused by bits and strive to educate riders to maximise the potential of their relationship with their horses.


We all want our horses to be as happy and comfortable in their work as possible, a correct bit and bridle fit will help the rider avoid pinching, wounds, pain and discomfort. All of which will increase the bond, trust and performance between horse and rider.


Discover how I can make a difference with your horse

Testimonials

See what my clients say about me

Anna was so helpful selecting a bit for my new horse and informing me why the bit I had been using was wrong. She explains the biodynamics of how a bit works.I have not met many people who understand bits and how they work as well as Anna- she has science to counteract urban myths on bit selection. My horse showed an improvement with the new bit on the first ride. Very happy client.

Andrea Hayward

Rider

Anna helped me find the right bit for my horse! Very helpful and knowledgeable! Great expertise and she even let me borrow a bit to try before I buy  It’s so exciting to know that we have this amazing service in our area! Anyone who is struggling to find the right bit or even jsut wants some advice Anna is the right person to go to! Thank you Anna!

Emily Russel

Rider

Anna’s expertise in bit fitting is unparalleled in Australia. I would highly recommend her to anyone from high performance riders to pleasure riders. She’ll help you and your horse find exactly what fits for your partnership!

Samantha Jane

Rider

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my horse need a bit fitting?

If your horse is comfortable and happy in their current bit, no. If you are having problems that you believe may be from the bit, please get in touch or send me a video. Some problems cannot be improved with a fitting, so we like to discuss these issues before booking a possibly unnecessary appointment.

How do I know if my bit fits properly?

The bit should not hang out the sides of the mouth at all. It should sit snugly against the lips, a loose ring bit should only have 1-2mm between the lip and the ring.

My horse chews the bit, would a bit fitting help?

Chewing can be a sign of anxiety, rather than a bitting problem. If your horse is anxious, this usually cannot be fixed with a bit. Training is the most effective way to help the horse deal with anxiety. However some horses chew from habit or dislike of the bit. A fitting can certainly help get to the bottom of it.