Already the first generation of our Acavallo Gel Bit Guards was a great international success. However, we wouldn’t live up to our own claims of being a technical innovation leader in the equestrian equipment industry, if we weren’t striving for a continuous improvement of our products.
With the development and design of our new CONTOURED Gel Bit Guards, we want to implement new standards for this product in terms of its functionality, durability and compliance with different national horse show regulations.
Featuring a concave (curved inward) shape on their inner surface (to the mouth) and a convex (curved outward) shape on their outer surface (to the bit ring), these bit guards eliminate the need of the formerly used projecting protectors. The advantages of this new design are quite obvious: Risks of rubbing or chafing on the outer skin of the mouth corners are mitigated, as these sensitive areas remain widely untouched. Furthermore, the free movability of the bit and the bit rings, as well as the natural chewing mechanism of the horse, are not inhibited in any way. Once attached to the bit, the special soft gel material keeps the bit guards in their correct position, avoiding rotation or other unwanted movements and enhancing a precise und undisturbed bit control by the rider. Suited for all equestrian disciplines.
Made in Italy