Fit for the Bit is a comprehensive study of the horse’s mouth, outlining clearly in text and pictures its structure and growth, and the development of the teeth from birth to old age. Emphasis is on the vital fact that because adult equine teeth – unlike those of humans – continue growing throughout life, it is essential for them to be treated regularly by a qualified Equine Dental Technician ( EDT).
The writer and illustrator show that without such professional attention the teeth of the domesticated horse can develop problems which may affect both its nutrition and the way in which it responds to the bit. The book also includes an explanation of conformational abnormalities, and describes remedial treatment. New in both concept and application, Fit for the Bit brings an inspired blending of expertise to a most important aspect of equine health.