The Cottage Craft Weymouth Bradoon - A wire ring bradoon with a plain jointed mouth. The rings are smaller than those of a normal wire ring snaffle, and it is designed for use with a sliding mouth Weymouth in a double bridle. With both mouthpieces moving the horse can mouth both at once and prevent its mouth from becoming dry. This is the most usual type of bradoon for use in a double bridle and can be used with a fixed cheek Weymoth as well.
measure a bit:
A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpiece extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side, but not so tight that the horse might be pinched by any movable cheek pieces. You also don’t want a great length of bit hanging out of the horse’s mouth. The different parts of the mouthpieces on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth. So for the bit to be effective, the bit needs to contact those areas properly. You also don’t want the bit pulling through the horse’s mouth when you pull on a rein. Measure an old bit you know already fits. Use a tape measure to measure from the inside of each cheek piece or ring .Use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape