Bit Fitting Options

Find out how I can assist with your bit fitting needs

  • Not sure who's right about bitting advice?
  • Had 100 different opinions from 100 different people?
  • Feel like your current bit is no longer suitable for your level of training?
  • Want optimal performance, lightness and communication with your equine partner?
  • Don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on bits that may not suit?
  • Fed up with collecting bits you never use?

If you answered yes to any (or all!) of these questions, look at the bit fitting options below to see which one may be best suited to your situation.

Ridden Bit Fitting

A ridden bit fitting is suitable for those experiencing some issues under saddle, or those wanting to obtain peak performance.

The following is included:

  • A discussion about the horse’s history (saddle fit, dental, body work).
  • A thorough physical body check, oral examination to determine suitability of bits for your horse’s individual oral anatomy.
  • A fitting of your current bit and bridle, with suggestions and adjustments made to improve fit and comfort for your horse.
  • A ridden session allows me to see the horse’s current issues and rider’s concerns. You will be able to ride in several bits chosen to suit your individual partnership.
  • Feedback from me to help determine the best bitting solution for your horse, and a plan to move forward with your training.

I can do bit fittings for all disciplines. Only one can be done at a time.

*A safe, flat area must be available for ridden fittings


Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Price: $150-$200 snaffle, $220 double bridle.

Stable/Static Bit Fitting

A stable bit fitting is suitable for riders who are looking for assistance with bridle and bit fitting.

It does not include a ridden element, so is not suitable for those with specific bitting problems or those who would like to try multiple bits.

The following is included:

  • A discussion about the horse’s history (saddle fit, dental, body work).
  • A thorough physical body check, oral examination to determine suitability of bits for your horse’s individual oral anatomy.
  • A fitting of your current bit and bridle, with suggestions and adjustments made to improve fit and comfort for your horse.

Duration: 30-45 mins
Price: $55

Bit fitting with Anna Minogue

I’ve had the pleasure of having Anna out to a few horses for dentals, and she has always been reliable, punctual, and demonstrated an excellent manner around her equine patients, as well as communicating fabulously with her clients.

After having several discussions with her and being impressed by her depth of knowledge and her practical, enquiring approach, I decided to book a bit fitting consultation with her for a horse who has several rather complex issues.

Anna's assessment of the horse was extremely thorough, as was her approach in problem solving the issue. She did not hesitate to seek the advice of other professionals, and the extent to which Anna looked at the horse and situation in a way which was ‘outside of the square’, was truly impressive. Anna remained curious and questioning in all aspects; and at all times places the comfort and welfare of her equine patients as her absolute highest priority.

I cannot recommend Anna highly enough.

Hilary McGregor-Potter, Queensland

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