Hoffman's Quality Meats Hagerstown, Maryland. Phone: 301-739-2332

Abbey Bits

This is probably one of the most complex subjects in saddlery.Lorinery is a science of its own and the shape, design, and action of each bit is very personal to each horse.  Understanding the mouth, its conformation, and how each bit works gives a better idea of the comfort and control you will develop. 

Our bitting lines have been developed by experience Loriners that have taught and competed.  They design their bits with comfort and control in mind.  For a detailed bitting discussion about conformation cheeks, and mouthpieces, please read the "Tack in Focus" on this site.

We offer a Lease-A-Bit opportunity to our customers.  Select any bit  and try it for 14 days.  If the bit you have chosen does not work, simiply send us an email, return the bit within the 14 days, and we will refund you 80% of the original purchase price. 

Pricker or Bit Burr

CODE: X345

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This single leather disc has a small area of bristles on the inside which ftis againest the cheek of the horse Designed for horses that pull to one side... More

Pelham Roundings/Convertors

CODE: X346

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These are two rolled leather loops with either billet or buckle ends. They come in short (pony) or longer (horse) and are designed to convert a pelham or... More

Neue Schule Gag Cheekpieces


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A running gag cheek is designed to act with any running gag, the duncan, balding or cheltenham. These cheeks replace the conventional cheek piece and run... More

Leather Curb Chain Guard


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Leather guard that fits over the curb chain to lessen the effect of the chain and to protect the chin groove. One size

Full Cheek Bit Keepers

CODE: X349a

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Leather loops fitted through the billet on the cheek piece and over the top of the ball cheek on full ball cheek snaffles. Not to be used is no ball is... More

Elastic Curb Strap

CODE: X350

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This type of curb chain is designed for the very sensitive horse. Again it should fit flat and remain flat whilst acting and should come into effect at 45... More

Leather Lip Strap

CODE: X351

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These lips straps are designed to accompany either a curb bit or a pelham with arms (not kimberwicks). A double bridle is not correctly fitted without a lip... More

Chiffney Bit


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Orginally designed as an anit-rear bit for stallions and young stock. This bit is excellent to help with ground manners or for loading difficult horses.... More

Rubber Curb Chain Guard

CODE: X352

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Rubber guard that fits over the curb chain to lessen the effect of the chain and to protect the chin groove. One size.

Neue Schule Leather Curb Strap


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Leather curb strap designed for use with Neue Schule bits, including the Universal. Available in black or havana

Stretch Rubber Bit Guard


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Designed to help senstive lips that need relief when a bit ring pinches or a loose ring is used. Stretch these over the ring after soaking in hot water.... More

Full Cheek Mullen Mouth


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This bit has a full ball cheek. Stable in the mouth making for a consistent signal, but with directional support from the cheek.

Leather Curb Straps

CODE: X347

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A curb strap is designed to be used with elevator bits. The strap gives a medium curb pressure through the curb groove, thus adding to the flexsion element... More

Dalehead Medium High Port


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This bit is a development of the Hanging snaffle or Baucher, with an ergonomic mouth shape to enable the horse to easily accommodate the tongue. I t has 3... More

Hanging Cheek Mullen Mouth


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With this bit the cheek pieces of the bridle are fixed into the top loops, so it stabilizes the bit in the mouth and relieves some of the weight from the... More

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