- Double- jointed
- Unique nickel-free copper alloy for increased salivation
- Slim (12 mm) and twisted mouthpiece for more comfort
- Curved short link and long sidebars
- Eggbutt bit rings for extra comfort and stability
- High quality workmanship and unique ornamentation
- EUIPO registered design
This product was tested by Fleygur Islandpferdeportal! See test results.
All Hrimnir bits come in shorter widths that are recommended by experts for the majority of Icelandic horses.
Which size to choose?
There is no general rule for which bit width fits your horse. Each horse has its individual conformation and needs. We recommend measuring the width of your horse’s mouth at the corners of the mouth or to try different widths of bits in order to see what size fits best. The bit should not be longer than the width of the mouth by more than 1 cm. That means that the bit should not protrude more than 0,5 cm on each side of the mouth.
The bit rings should lie stable at the corners of the mouth, but without pressing onto the cheeks. When pressure is applied to the reins (especially sideways pressure), the bit should lie stable in the mouth and not move the cheeks. Try to put pressure on only one rein and see how the bit moves. If the sidebars of the bit move more than 1 cm out of the mouth, the bit is probably too wide.
Þórarinn Eymundsson (world champion in five- gait, multiple Icelandic champion in different disciplines, Level A- riding master, riding teacher in Hólar):
„The Hrimnir bits work very well for many horses. I have observed that some horses are more content with these bits and seek a steadier rein connection”.
Vicky Eggertsson (multiple German and Middle- European champion in fivegait, T2 and pace test, three times finalist at the world championships, IPZV- Trainer A, international sport judge) and Beggi Eggertsson (FT- trainer, five times worldchampion in several pace tests with Lótus frá Aldenghoor):
„We are more than satisfied with the Hrimnir bits and we recommend them for our riding students and clients. Our horses accept the bit very well because it fits very well, lies flat and steady in the mouth, and does not irritate the horse. The horses can fully concentrate on the aids from the rider. This bit even motivated horses that never chewed the bit before to chew and salivate contentedly”.
- Additional Information
This bit features a new design that provides maximum comfort for your horse.
Our key goal was to design the mouthpiece with a short link that lays flat between the tongue and palate.
In most common bits the shape of the mouthpiece has the same angle as the hole where the bit ring goes through, and does not lie flat on the horse’s tongue when ridden. The mouthpiece in this bit is twisted forward 30°, so the mouthpiece lies flat between the tongue and palate when the horse is ridden. Its curved shape keeps the joints from irritating the palate.
Since the link is rather short, it fits well over the tongue, and the comparatively long sidebars make it less likely that they get pulled out of the corners of the mouth during riding.
Because the oral cavity of the horse is filled with the big tongue muscle, there is not much space left for a bit to fit in. Therefore, we designed a slimmer bit (12 mm) to maximize comfort for the horse.
This bit is made of a unique nickel-free copper alloy that stimulates increased salivation to encourage a softer and more responsive mouth.
The eggbut shape of the bit rings make the bit more stable and comfortable for the horse, especially during sideways aids from the reins.
Our bits are made with high quality workmanship. Their unique and elegant ornamentation is based on ancient Viking designs.
The L stamp on the bit ring ensures you always know how to attach the bit correctly to the headstall, just make sure it is on the lower left side!