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Clubhouse Q&A: Choosing a bit for your OTTB

Deciding what bit to use with an off-track Thoroughbred may seem daunting to some, but longtime horseman Karen Hornyak has it down to a science. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Hornyak describes her go-to bits, and the reasons for each. She enlightens us on how she achieves the perfect not-too-small, not-too-big fit. Q: Karen, with over 20 years experience finding the right bit for each horse, what are some of the guidelines you use? The first thing I consider is the length of the bit.  I find that 5 ¼ inch is a good size to start with for most […]