Hippus bit was originally designed by Leith Ryan, an equine dentist,
to provide a kinder bit for horses. Leith undertook some extensive
research with Dr. Deb Bennet Ph.D., a world renowned expert in
horse conformation, to enable him to design a bit with the ideal
shape and action for the horse.
Hippus bits are a major step forward in horse care. The design
is radically different to any other bits available, and the concept
is based upon placing the horse first and then the rider gaining
the benefits. There is no pinch, no pain, no constant tongue and
palate pressure; it allows the horse more freedom to balance itself,
it aids better respiration and generally improves the quality
of life for your horse.
began manufacturing and offering these bits to his customers in
Switzerland. The kind action of these bits allowed them to be
used on horses with tender mouths or after extensive dental work.
after vets in Germany, Switzerland and France began to recommend
the bits to customers as therapeutic bits for their horses.
kind action of the bits had the by-product of horses being prepared
to offer more as they were feeling more comfortable when ridden
Bits in the Racing Industry
often have problems with their tongues and breathing when racing
and the unique design of the Hippus Bits eliminates these problems.
The Hippus bits were placed on test in a couple of racing stables
in Switzerland to understand how race horses would react to the
bit. The results of the tests were surprising. The kindness of
the bits meant that the horses were not fighting against the bit
in the early stages of the races, and breathing was greatly improved.
As a result the horses had more energy left at the end of the
race and performances improved. The tests were so successful that
the stables concerned were resistant to the bits being made available
more widely as they felt they were losing an edge over their rivals.
bits recently took two silver positions and three gold positions
at the Swiss National Quarter Horse Show 2002 with riders Sebastien
Moin and Manuela Witt. Hippus bits are doing well at the highest
levels of competition with top Swiss show jumper Beat Mandli who
now owns five Hippus bits.
is no kinder bit available on the market today! Your horse will
thank you for buying a Hippus bit.
Equine are the sole suppliers of the Hippus Bit range in the UK.
If you are interested in purchasing bits from the Hippus range
or finding out more about the bits, you can contact us at:
Phone: 07799 523002
Fax: 07050 608463
Write: PO Box 55, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4WT, UK.