Horse & Hound - - Dressage -

A CHANGE of bit three weeks ago paid off for Sev­enth Heaven III.

“She’s a huge-mov­ing horse and has taken time to set­tle,” ex­plained her rider, Katie James. “She had a bit of a fright at the sum­mer re­gion­als and ran through her changes.”

Thanks to sug­ges­tions by bit­ting ex­perts Mary Westie and Hi­lary Ver­non the de­ci­sion to switch bits has proved suc­cess­ful.

“She’s now in a re­sponse snaf­fle which has a thin­ner mouth­piece, with more cur­va­ture and a flat­ter lozenge. I feel it’s made a huge dif­fer­ence, she is more ride­able,” added Katie.

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