Special Tips For Using The Imus Comfort Gait Bit!
The Imus Comfort Gait Bit can help with many gait/bit related issues. This bit offers a curved mouthpiece for plenty of tongue relief. These bits encourage the horse to softly round up its back and stretch out its topline while lowering its head, giving itself willingly to the rider’s hand.
Often gaited horses cannot properly stretch their topline to obtain long, relaxed reach and stride. This is because too many gaited horse riders use long-shanked curb bits, and ride their horses hard into the bridle. Horses ridden this way over any length of time have learned to tighten up against the bit, making their entire bodies hard. Our bit was designed with an eye to producing results based on willing cooperation, rather than upon pain avoidance.
- Place the bit so it fits snugly (not tightly) at the corner of the mouth. The bit should extend beyond the horse’s lips slightly to allow a rolling request at the lips but if it fits more snugly, it is pinchless so that will not be a problem.
- Use a curb chain and attach to the same rings as the headstall.
- We recommend allowing 3-Fingers’ width between the chin and curb chain.
- To use the bit as a snaffle, attach the reins to the side D’s and not the lower shanks.