About Meroth™ Leather Bits

Is a Meroth® leather snaffle bit right for me and my horse?

Is your horse 'hard to bit', 'bridle-sore', does your horse grind teeth, throw his head, lean on the bit? Do you want the softest and gentlest connection with your horse? Do you want to have the option to ride without bridle?

If your horse is already used to a bit and you are an intermediate to experienced rider*, the answer is YES! A Meroth® leather bit will enable gentle and precise communication with your horse without metal in the mouth.

*) Note: The bit is not recommended for beginners, who balance themselves on the reins as it creates a very gentle, yet precise and sensitive connection.

leather snaffle
  • Great for hard-to bit horses
  • Great for horses that are sensitive around ears and poll. You can ride without bridle!
  • Completely non-toxic and patented design
  • Patented design will make the bit shape to the horse's mouth
  • Safety break-away* and stainless steel hardware
  • Special, non-chafing stitching
  • Only bit without metal or plastic core!

*) As the bit is fastened around the lower jaw of your horse, it is VERY important to have a safety break-away. Otherwise, the horse's jaw or TMJ (tempomandibular joint) can be injured in case the horse gets hung up or steps on the reins! Many 'copy cat' products - especially those made from synthetic materials - neglect this important feature.

Below two videos: A rider at the Paris Gucci Masters 2010 riding only with the Meroth® leather snaffle bit and reins and a young woman with her Icelandic, enjoying a carefree interaction with the gentle Meroth® bit. Beautiful!


Meroth® leather bit testimonials:

US Equestrian Team member, trainer, and coach Lynn Symansky shares her recent experience with the Meroth® Leather Pelham:
"I loved the leather pelham ! I was desperate to find something for my strong yet sensitive mouthed TB who just had a tooth extracted and needed to compete soon after the procedure. The bit worked great, and I plan to keep it as a go to in my bit box for other horses like him, especially for ones that can get a little strong ... but need a soft mouthpiece and have a sensitive palate. Stefanie was also a pleasure to work with and plan to use Reinhold's [dba HorseHaus] in the future!​"

Sheri G. writes: "I was amazed at the difference in my horse using this bit. My horse was collected, relaxed and responsive. Riding bitless made her nervous and spooky. She would become fixated on playing with a metal bit so much that she would lose her focus on me. I am sold on the Meroth® leather bit and highly recommend it." 

Amanda M. in New Zealand writes: "I have just received the Meroth® leather bit... Well, I cant praise it enough. I have a horse that is happy to stretch forward and he was the lightest he has ever been, bit or no bit. I don't often give feedback ... but this was so amazing I felt the need to let you know. Thank you for selling these bits, they are fabulous!" 

Read what Maureen T. from Kentucky experienced: "The first time I used [the Meroth® leather snaffle bit], he seemed to think there was contact on the bit – there wasn’t. By the fourth time he just accepted it as normal. He is extremely responsive to it and seems to like it. I had been riding him bitless – using a jumping hackamore – but as he is a racehorse (not ex) he was hard to steer to the right, especially the faster we went. With the Meroth® it is not an issue at all. It will definitely be the only bit I will use for pleasure riding and I am looking forward to trying it without the bridle.... So, success. A happy horse and happy rider!....Sincerely," 

A new way of connecting with your horse

You don't have to be an elite equine athlete. Any one can enjoy the freedom the Original Meroth® Freedom Leather Bit offers.

This wonderful video of a young woman and her horse in Germany shows the ease and effortlessness that is created when a bit is so much softer.

Also excellent for horses that are sensitive around the ears or poll as you can ride without bridle!

The leather bit is light-weight, pleasant to the horse, durable, and completely non-toxic.

Note: The bit comes with detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

The Original Meroth® Leather Freedom Bit™

Accept no imitations: Only the Original Meroth® Leather Freedom Bit is completely non-toxic, made from leather that is tanned in a time-proven, slow, plant-based tanning process. This leather adheres to European baby toy specifications! So you don't have to worry about putting toxic leather in your horse's mouth.

Is a leather bit the solution for your horse?

Bitting horses has been a topic for literally thousands of years. Recently, there has been a movement way from harsh bits and a general search for gentler alternatives.

Many horses are 'hard to bit', display stiffness in the neck, soreness in the corners of the mouth, sensitivity on the bars of the mouth or are described as 'stiff to one side', 'hard in the mouth', 'leaning on the bit' or 'bridle lame'. While not all of these concerns are results of bits or bitting, it can be a contributing factor. Switching to the Meroth® leather bit can often turn a horse around - from being resistant and 'ornery' to accepting and soft. 



 TIP: If you horse tends to get dry, cracked, sore corners of the mouth or lips, please choose the Meroth® Freedom Snaffle versus the standard leather snaffle, as the placement in the horse's mouth is lower and will prevent chafing. (The Freedom Snaffle with chin strap - especially when used without bridle - will naturally find its position lower on the horse's jaw. The 'Standard' snaffle without chin strap is always used with a bridle. Note: Neither bit requires "2 wrinkles"! When using these bits with a bridle, adjust them lower than a regular metal bit.)

Many horse owners try bit after bit, often at considerable expense without remedy. The taste of a metal bit, the way it feels on the bars are unpleasant to many horses. A leather bit is often the much-sought solution to a very puzzling problem: finding the right bit for you horse.

Communication with and control of the horse via his sensitive mouth by inserting a 'bit' has been a practice for a very long time. But it doesn't have to be metal. If you are looking for a gentle alternative, which will enable you to maintain precise commuMeroth leather bitnication without a metal bit, the original Meroth® leather bit may be right for you.

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