Ride and Drive Harness Makers - Horne Surrey
DRIVING BITS

Swales, Wilsons, Post Bits, Overchecks, Tongue Grids, Buxtons etc.

(Prices as of 1st August 2018)

Here is a selection of other types of bits commonly used in carriage driving. All the bits shown on this page are made in England.

We can also supply any of the imported bits shown in the Zilco catalogue

Description4", 4.1/4",
4.1/2", 4.3/4"
5", 5.1/4", 5.1/2" 5.3/4", 6" over 6"
Swales Driving bit - works on a similar principle to the Wilson. The bridle cheeks are fastened to the inner rings and the reins to the cheeks. This is a severe bit with the rings imparting a squeezing action. It should only be used in experienced hands.
£73.50
£78.50
£78.50
n/a
Wilson Snaffle - wire ring - straight bar.

Wilsons are commonly used with trade turnouts.
£47.50 £52.50 £52.50 p.o.a.
Wilson Snaffle - wire ring - jointed. 
£49.50
£54.50
£54.50
p.o.a.
Wilson Snaffle - wire ring - mullen
£49.50
£54.50
£54.50
p.o.a.
Wilson Snaffle - wire ring - sweet iron mullen mouth
£52.50
£57.50
£57.50
p.o.a.
Post Bit - straight bar mouth. Popular with continental drivers and used for driving multiples. Prices shown for 2 loop cheeks
n/a
£69.50
£69.50
p.o.a.
Post Bit - Mullen Mouth. Popular with continental drivers and used for driving multiples. Prices shown for 2 loop cheeks
n/a
£71.50
£71.50
p.o.a.
Post Bit - Medium Port Mouth.
n/a
£71.50
£71.50
p.o.a.
Post Bit - french link mouth.
n/a
£73.50
£73.50
p.o.a.
Army Reversible or Military Portsmouth or Elbow - straight bar
n/a
£69.50
£69.50
p.o.a.
Army Reversible or Military Portsmouth or Elbow - mullen or port. traditionally used by Army and Police forces. This bit is an alternative to the Liverpool. The angled back cheeks help to prevent horses from snatching the reins. It is suitable for driving multiples.
n/a
£71.50
£71.50
p.o.a.
Overcheck Bit - straight or mullen
£28.50
£28.50
p.o.a.
p.o.a.
Overcheck Bit - jointed
£28.50
£28.50
p.o.a.
p.o.a.

Please note that bits supplied may differ from those pictured above.