Bitting and Bridle Foundations
The essential bit fitting course for horse lovers
If you’re puzzled by pelhams and floored by French links, this course will set you straight (bar)
What bit should you be using?
If you’ve asked this question before, you’re not alone.
There’s so many different types and brands of bit, which one do you go for?
An eggbut, loose ring, or three ring?
French link, straight bar, or double-jointed?
It’s a bit-battlefield out there.
It’s not as simple as picking a bit that fits your horse’s mouth and also gives you some brakes!
The horse’s mouth, head and body anatomy, his temperament, level of training, and even genetics all play a part.
And of course, the rider. You matter an awful lot as to what’s going on at the end of your reins.
Don’t be. This course will put the ‘bits’ of the puzzle together for you.
What you get
Nearly 4 hours of engaging, educational video
Membership to a private Facebook group
Regular live advice, answers, and access to Anna Minogue, The Bit Fitter
Fillable PDFs to help you learn
FREE updates to any future content
How it works
Why this course?
You’ll learn how to identify your horse’s anatomy and understand how that affects your bitting decision
~ so you can find a bit he’ll love
You’ll gain valuable knowledge on how to make sure your horse is happy and comfortable with the bit
~ so you can enjoy frustration-free training sessions and improved results
You’ll benefit from learning how to measure for a bit the CORRECT way, and become familiar with the different types of bits and how they work
~ so you can make the right bitting choices
You’ll end the course confident in your ability to correctly fit a bit and bridle to your horse
~ so you can concentrate on enjoying your riding and building your horse/rider partnership
Think you know everything there is to know about choosing and fitting the correct bit? Take this course and fill in those gaps!
What's in each lesson?
Lesson 1 - Mouth anatomy
Lesson 2 - Mouth wounds
Lesson 3 - Myth Busting
Lesson 4 - Anatomy of the head
Lesson 5 - When to call a bit fitter
Who it's for
Words from Anna’s clients
"I can’t believe I was actually hurting Esther with bits that I thought were kind to her, but were actually very large and pinching her causing sores that I didn’t even realise she had until you showed me!"
- Hollie Dutton
"This was so educational and I truly am so so happy with our progress. Thanks Anna for giving us another tool to implement and progress with in our journey together."
- Jayde Constable
"Thank you Anna. Your knowledge and ability to show and explain and then to see and feel the results was extraordinary. Our future looks bright."
- Kristen Fleet
"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."
- Andrea Hayward
"Anna helped me understand why baroque horses need different bits and which ones would suit. Her knowledge and experience with different breeds, which have different anatomy and all the different brands and styles of bits is second to none. I always learn an immense so much about horses mouths and bits every time Anna visits."
- Belinda McDonnell
"Her dentistry and the new bit changed him over night! He’s now perfect! So grateful for her."
- Natalie Sainsbury
What's the cost?
- Having a happy and contented horse
- Enjoying your riding sessions
- Getting fantastic results
- Growing your knowledge around bits and bit fitting
Having bit fitting sessions, lessons from trainers, and buying multiple new bits just ‘to try them’
This 5-module, approx. 4-hour, learn-at-your-own-pace online course
No, this is an information-only course, designed for horse riders, owners, trainers, and anyone with a love of horses to further their knowledge around bits and bitting. It is not designed to take the place of professional training and qualifications to be a bit fitting professional.
Yes, no matter what discipline you take part in, the overall elements of the course are relevant to all.
We’ve already covered the many benefits you get from this course, but there’s no harm in mentioning them again. You’ll get the knowledge and confidence to choose a suitable bit, to size it correctly, and to fit it properly, as well as a huge depth of understanding around the different bits, how they work, and what can affect your choice of bit.
No, not specifically, as it’s impossible to tell everyone who does this course what bit their different horse needs! But it will tell you how to find the best possible bit for your horse, taking into consideration all the factors surrounding finding and fitting the correct bit.
The Equitana discount will go away in June 2023, so you’ve got plenty of time to use it. However, with such an important subject, you should get started straight away!
Yes, when you sign up the videos will be sent through to the email address you provide, and you can work through them at your own pace.
Yes, Anna will be live in the private Facebook group once a week, answering any questions you may have.
You can access the videos for as long as the course is live (hopefully: a long, long time) and you also get free access to any future updates. But get stuck in now, don’t wait to benefit from all the valuable info!
No, as this is an online course with the resources emailed straight to you, there aren’t any refunds available. But you’ll be so impressed with the content you won’t want a refund!
No, it’s for professionals and novice horse owners alike, whatever your level of experience or knowledge.
The individual lesson plans are detailed above, but the course will broadly cover mouth and head anatomy, how to measure and fit bits and bridles, reasons for mouth wounds and how to avoid them, what problems can occur and when to call in the professional. It’ll also bust some common myths surrounding mouths and bits.
There are five lessons and each lesson consists of a video approximately 45-minutes in length. There is nearly four hours of watching to get through but it will take longer as you may want to make notes, pause and replay certain parts of the videos, and, of course, practice what you’re learning. It’s a self-paced course so it can take as long as you like, or it can be as quick as you like, too!
Oh, such a lot. Confidence in correctly fitting a bit, trust in choosing the correct type of bit, the knowledge to identify and prevent mouth wounds, the understanding of horse anatomy and how it affects the whole bitting process. All invaluable stuff that will last you a lifetime.
The course is open now, just click on a sign-up button.
Simply click on a sign-up button and fill in your information and payment details. All the videos will be sent to the email you provide.
Are you still a ‘bit’ unsure?
If you’re curious about how different bits affect different horses, or if you’re wondering whether your horse has an awkward mouth shape, this course is for you.
With such a range of topics and helpful videos, you’ll learn more than you thought there was to learn about bits, bridles, mouths and measuring, and you’ll be able to confidently check whether your horse’s bit and bridle are the best one for him.
Sign-up now and dive right in. Your horse will thank you for it.