We observe how the horse is carrying itself and what it is doing with its head.  This observation allows us to adjust the bit to improve the horse’s response and balance.

We look for the below:

  • Head too high / low
  • Shaking the head
  • Not taking the bit
  • Opening the mouth
  • Tongue over / back / out
  • Drifting

All of these will lead to the horse shortening their stride and dispelling energy in a counter productive manner.  Bombers strives to bring your horse balance and acceptance of bit pressure, allowing it to run its optimal race.

Bombers Philosophy

Bomber’s philosophy is:


As with most racing yards, the usual bits were found in use, with the standard snaffle being the most common choice. Resistance to a bit, can be seen as a disturbance in the horse’s head, which is its point of balance and will negatively affect its stride.

Importance of correct bitting

Bomber’s has created an easy, step-by-step process will allow you to find the right combination for each horse based on the observations that you have made.

The first 50m are critical in determining how the rest of the race will be run.  We want the horse to settle within the first 50m of the race, this allows them to relax into position and extend their stride.

The bit should not be a hinderance to the horse’s ability to increase their speed and should be comfortable enough for the horse to be able to stretch into the contact