Bombers Bits has developed quality equestrian products for over 30 years, aiming to provide innovative solutions to the most challenging problems, especially in the area of bitting.
A family-owned company, led by the indomitable Bomber Nel, Bombers is rare in the modern equestrian world as a company operated by equestrian professionals who genuinely know horses and the problems riders face.
Every bit is designed for a specific equestrian discipline, mouth type or pressure preference, before being handcrafted with an attention to detail to encourage optimum performance and comfort, and minimum pressure.
Bombers Bits are recognised for their distinctive blue colouring. One some, such as the iconic Bomber Blue and gentle Flexible Mullen, the colour is a result of specialist materials. However, on the majority of bits, the blue is simply the result of a high heat finishing process on sweet iron. On these bits, the blue is meant to disappear over time to reveal the sweet iron underneath.
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Note: Please bear in mind that every horse is different and this table is a guide only. We have many different styles to suit all shapes and sizes. New Zealand & Euro sizes are measured from the top of the horse. (Withers to tail. C-D) UK, USA & Australian sizes are measured at the bottom of the horse. (From the centre of the chest to the rear. A-B)
How to Choose The Right Fit
The fit of your rug is very important to ensure the optimal comfort and ease of movement for your horse. Since horses of the same height at the wither come in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is useful to take careful measurements of your horse to choose the right size rug.
Using a soft tape measuring tape, measure from (A) t the centre point of the chest, across the point of the shoulder and to the point (B) the rear of the hind legs where you would like the rug to finish.
How do I know that I have the right fit
A well fitting rug will not move or rub your horse.
- Place the rug forward and in front of the wither. The chest buckle should be fastened on the first or second hole, leaving a small gap. Further back than this the horse may need a larger size.
- The neck line should sit well up on the neck clear of the shoulder with the shoulder gussets correctly positioned on the point of the shoulder.
- The rug should finish at the top of the tail for most horses (the tail flap will then cover the rest)
- Leg straps are looped through each other loose enough to prevent chaffing but not loose enough to hang any where near the horses hocks.
- Leg strap clips should face inwards to the horse to reduce the chance of catching on fences or other hazards.
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