One of the joys of living in the “Horse Capital of the World” Ocala Florida is the abundance of knowledgeable and professional horse people. I am an adult amateur trying to work my way up the levels with my GOV mare Rheining Scholar. We recently started working in the double bridle in preparation for Third level. I was able to obtain the same bridle Rheiny was ridden in by her previous rider so I thought we would be good to go! Not so. Pretty quickly we started having a tongue out problem. It continued to get worse to the point of her doing it with the snaffle as well.
My trainer suggested I contact our local Neue Schule representative a member of the Try My Bits team. She spent time looking at my current bridles, watched us ride in both the snaffle and double and then made some suggestions. We tried a number of combinations that she had in her “Bag of Bits”!! I was amazed at the detail and knowledge shared with me. I had no idea there was so much involved. In the end we decided on a new snaffle the Verbindend and the Slimma Weymouth for the double.
Although we are still working on the occasional tongue issue we have competed at Third level and finished our scores for the Bronze Medal. The Try My Bits representative was instrumental in our progress and has become a wonderful friend and supporter. She loves what she does and works very hard to solve problems and make our horses comfortable. We are so lucky to have her here in Florida!
It was so educational and a lot of fun to see the transformation in each horse. Without a doubt Florence makes a huge difference with correct biting options and fit, she is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell really enjoys what she does. Thank you for your great input and making our horses happy and comfortable. I highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to riding all the horses in their new NS bits!
Thank you Florence Wetzel for spending all day with us yesterday. We fitted 10 snaffles and 2 doubles and had so many horses transform with their new bits. Florence does a great job of educating us on all of the different bits and has a great eye for what bit will work for which horse. And she doesn’t give up until she finds the right one. 😉. If you have the chance to use her you will not regret it.
Florence was awesome. She worked with myself and one of my boarders, Barb, to find great bits for our mares. We were able to ride in the bits as we tried them, and our mares made the selection of which bits they liked best. We also loved the words of wisdom Florence gave us while she assessed our test ride. Our mares are going fantastic, the best they have ever gone. We learned so much from Florence about what bit not to use and why, that I immediately went to the boarders tack room to check out their bits, ugh. Others need help, so we will be seeing Florence back, so they may get the right bits for their horses.
Florence was so helpful in assessing our situation and understanding the horse’s anatomy and way of going and then selecting an appropriate bit. I was surprised at how much the right bit can help the horse be more comfortable and willing!
Ashley Marie Wolfe
Florence is amazing! She worked with me remotely via videos/photos/phone calls to help me find bits for my two mares. The ability to try the bits – not only to confirm size but also to see how the horses go in them – combined with Florence’s expertise and guidance, is invaluable. I don’t know why anyone would buy a bit another way. As far as the bits themselves, my young horse loves the Tranz-angled Lozenge Eggbut, and the Team Up Loose Ring is ideal for my 3rd level mare. If you’re considering NS bits, go ahead and give them a try – you have nothing to lose with Florence’s trial system! Florence, Wisty and Lima and I send our gratitude from AZ! ☺️🦄
Florence Wetzel is the Magical Bit Fitter. I cannot believe the steadiness in the contact now that Chester has properly fitting bits from Try My Bits. It’s like night and day. Worth EVERY PENNY.