The proper bit helps you communicate clearly and effectively with your horse in a gentle and humane manner. At The Cheshire Horse, we carry an extensive selection of Western bit accessories to keep your horse’s head and mouth comfortable over the duration of your ride.
Our inventory includes curb straps, curb chains, slobber straps, and bit guards from your favorite Western tack brands such as Myler Bits, Schutz Brothers, and Weaver Leather. Curb straps and chains are designed to be used in conjunction with curb bits; they provide pressure on the chin when the rein aids are utilized in addition to preventing the bit from over rotating into the soft tissue of your horse’s palate and tongue.
Slobber straps are leather pieces which allow you to easily attach certain types of reins, generally mecate reins, to your curb or snaffle bit. We carry light oil slobber straps and dark oil straps to allow you to match your headstall, saddle, and cinch.
We also carry everything that you need to properly care for your bits. Keep them sparkling and ready for the show ring when you shop our assortment of bit cleaners and bit polishes from trusted equestrian manufacturers including Equine Healthcare International and MOSS Naturals. Some of these products also help your horse to salivate and moisturize your horse’s mouth which promotes a soft contact with the bit.
Improve your communication with your horse and the results of your rein aids with our collection of high quality bit accessories for the Western rider. If you have any questions regarding the Western bit guards that we carry or would like assistance choosing the best curb chain or the best curb strap for your horse, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our friendly and highly-trained sales staff who have years of hands-on horse experience.