Meroth® Leather Bits

Feel is Everything™

A subtle flick of the ear, a twitch of the skin, a change in the horse’s breath – the skilled rider notices the smallest signs of change in their sensitive, silent equine partner. The same goes for resistance, tightness, and stiffness. Just a bit off, just a bit resistant, just a bit stiff…

Often, horses are sensitive to rigid bits or even to bridles, especially horses that tend to hold tension in their poll and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These horses resist the bit and rein, often in subtle and hardly noticeable ways, expressed in tension that can affect the entire body. This resistance leads to stiffer, and less fluid movement and – last not least – to less willingness and joyful expression in the horse.

You’ve tried it all… If you have suspected that your horse is sensitive to rigid bits, you have likely tried various bits, perhaps with mixed results. You may have tried ergonomic bridles, rubber bits, specialty bits, bitless bridles – all to no avail. Your horse still shakes his head, grinds her teeth, moves stiffly, gets behind the bit, is high-headed, or shows other signs of tension and resistance. It may be time to try something different. The original, non-toxic, patented Meroth® leather bit.

Meroth® Classic – Freedom Snaffle™

The classic original Meroth® leather snaffle with under-chin strap and breakaway mechanism shapes itself to your horse’s mouth and can be used without bridle after a few rides, giving the horse a new feeling of freedom and comfort.

It is the only patented leather bridle without metal or plastic core, made entirely from guaranteed non-toxic natural leather, tanned with a lengthy artisan process, using entirely plant-based substances.


Meroth® Standard Leather Snaffle

Meroth® Leather Snaffle 'Standard'This standard leather snaffle is made from the same non-toxic natural leather and features soft-fit stitching that allows it to shape to the horse’s mouth without chafing.

With proper care, this bit – just like all Meroth® leather bits –  this Meroth® leather bit gets better with time.

Experience the difference.