Cleaning Bits 🎇

Cleaning Bits 🎇

How To Keep Your Bits Clean


Your horse’s mouth is a very sensitive area and most do not appreciate having to wear a dirty bit. It is best practice keep your bits clean instead of leaving them to build up a mixture of saliva and dirt over time.


Regularly cleaning your bit is a quick and easy job that will help to keep your horse happy and willing.


Rinse the bit after every ride


Make it a habit to keep your bits clean by rinsing them off every time you remove the bridle. Simply dunk the bit into clean water to get off saliva and gunk from food your horse may have eaten whilst wearing it.


Vinegar and baking soda both have natural antibacterial properties and can cause no harm to your horse. Both can be added in small quantities to the water you are using to help keep away any potentially nasty bugs.


After rinsing either wipe the bit dry with a clean cloth or leave it to drip dry while you finish your other chores. Be sure to pay extra attention to wiping the joints where a lot of dirt usually accumulates.


Scrub your bit every few weeks


Depending on how often you ride you will want to give your bit a proper deep clean every few weeks. Remove the bit from the bridle before soaking it in hot water to soften the dirt before scrubbing with an old toothbrush.


Toothpaste is cheap and excellent to use to clean your bits instead of a commercial cleaner. It has very fine abrasive material which will help to remove gunk without wearing away too much of the metal.


Using a toothbrush makes it easier to get into all of the bits nooks and crannies. Use a pipe cleaner or straw cleaner to get into the hole that the ring attaches to.


Be sure to also good to clean your bridles cheek piece where it attaches to the bit as a lot of the dirt build-up on the rings comes from here.


Polish your bit to make it look like new


For a show quality sheen you can polish your metal bits up after scrubbing. However, be wary of the fact that all kinds of polishing wears away the metal, so never do more than is needed to get that shine.


For the simplest polish simply soak the bits in very hot water and then polish dry with a microfiber cloth.


For harder to move stains you can use super fine grade jewellers polishing cloths to restore your bits to new.


Do not use commercial metal cleaners not designed for bits


It is very important to clean your horses bit with gentle substances only. Any commercial metal cleaner not specifically for bits should never be used.


Toxic cleaning products can cause irritation inside the mouth and even painful blisters where the bit, rings and shanks come into contact with the mouth and face.






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EA Mattes Sizing Chart :

Bell boots :

Generally (Measurements here)

11.2hh -14hh - S Bell Boots

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Generally (Measurements here)

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Saddle Pad Care


Bell Boot & Brushing Boot Care

Please don't machine wash boots with rhinestones or glitter detail as the agitation will damage them - just hose off after the horse. 

Hose of the outer if muddy/sandy along with your horse. Treat the patent outer with care - a quick brush using soapy water will be all they need. Dry in the shade.

It is not advisable to wash in the machine as horse people seem to think this means jamming in with girths, halters etc. etc. Please don't! If you absolutely must - place in a washing bag, cool, front loader and on the gentlest cycles (Aka like you wash delicates!).  Make sure you do all the hook/loop up! Simply twist the elastic and voila! You can fold the strap back up to it's furry side on the boot. 

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