Western Rubber Bit Guards

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$1.87

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Product Summary:

Fits all types of bits. Sold in pairs. 3 3/8 " Diameter
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black SLT730178 BLK 164190BK 765839641908
Red SLT730178 RED 164190RD 765839718273

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Awesome
I didn't use these as bit guards but for my reins to keep my martingale from going to far down.
October 3, 2016
Chinese junk.
Too stiff to get on the bit. After boiling for a few minutes to soften as some suggested, still stiff, and when I tried to stretch they just split in two. Just stunk up the kitchen in the process. Do not buy.
March 29, 2014
Ripped in half even after boiling.
Cheap. You get what you pay for. I boiled them but they both still ripped after trying to stretch them around my snaffle rings.
July 22, 2013
Holes are too big
I had no problem getting these on. The holes are too big for my jr cowhorse bit that I ordered for. They would work better for thicker mouthpiece bits like Tom Thumbs for example.
September 5, 2012
Changed my riding!
I got these bit guards on a whim, hoping maybe my gelding would be unable to chew on the shanks of his western bit and the reins on his english bridle, and it worked! Not only was he unable to ruin anymore reins, his bit quit pinching him and he quit throwing his head. Used them in a show ring and still placed, but it was an open show, so maybe the judge wasn't really that worried about it. But these bit guards are worth buying. I didn't have a problem getting them on/off a Tom Thumb bit, Kimberwicke, or full cheek snaffle bit. Just put some heart into it and they'll stretch!
August 1, 2012
Awesome!!
Easy to stretch, however as others have said, they can't possibly stretch over snaffles, so I cut mine and added Velcro strips so I can use them on other bits. I suppose you could probably cut it an glue it once it's on your bit too :) at this price I'll be buying more! Great to keep snaffles from pinching the corners of the mouth/pulling through :)
May 1, 2012
Okay, but hard to get on
They are nice, but i got mad after i couldent get it over my loose ring snaffle, and it ripped almost all the way through, i boiled the other one and it went on. i black taped the other one and they worked well on my pony but my gelding they made the bit alot smaller because they are stiff, had to cut them off
March 14, 2012
Works well
Works well! They are hard to stretch and get on.. .but if you live in AZ just put em' outside for an hour and stretch em right on!I use these on my loose ring snaffles. I have one set for each bit. 2 bits. 2 horses. Both are excellent! They make my bits more comfortable to wear.
August 5, 2011
Great Guards!
I love these guards. Just slip it over one end of the cheek, slide it down to the mouthpiece, and then stretch it over the other side. Not quite sure what everyone is talking about cutting them/microwaving them??? No need if you know how to put them on correctly. But obviously they won't work for snaffle bits because it can't stretch over the whole ring. Much better than velcro guards!
February 25, 2011
bit guards
With the solid bit guard if you make a nice clean cut and then put them on, then crazy glue. You don't have to try to stretch them on and they stay together forever.. you barley see the seam!
February 8, 2011
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Plan to put them on the walking horse bit for a new horse to prevent rubbing. He has a wide mouth.
Georgia F on Oct 28, 2016
looks like it will work great at a great price
ANNETTE B on Jan 20, 2016
Plan to put them on the walking horse bit for a new horse to prevent rubbing. He has a wide mouth.
Georgia F on Oct 28, 2016
the rubber bit guards are hard and will tear most of the time you try to install them, better to just buy the Reinsman easy button bit guard that what I did.
ANTONIO X S on Aug 4, 2016
looks like it will work great at a great price
ANNETTE B on Jan 20, 2016
Neded quick easy buffer for my horses mouth
LAUREN R on Nov 18, 2015
replacement of used ones
SHARON L R on Sep 6, 2015
These items were recommended by a equestrian friend of mine.
JPE on Jul 30, 2015
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LEROY I on Apr 13, 2015
They work
R O on Feb 5, 2015
I was at the barn that is training my two horses to be good all-around horses and met a teenaged girl who rides bulls and bucking horses and her mother who is on a barrel racing board and they know a lot about horse gear. They were using the rubber guards on their horses mouth to keep level pressure on the bit while doing barrels. I want my horses to be trained properly on the barrels and I want to be able to do barrels without tearing up my horse's mouth.
DONNA H on May 15, 2014
the rubber bit guards are hard and will tear most of the time you try to install them, better to just buy the Reinsman easy button bit guard that what I did.
ANTONIO X S on Aug 4, 2016
Neded quick easy buffer for my horses mouth
LAUREN R on Nov 18, 2015
How thick are these guards?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are standard bit guard size and definitely thick enough to protect the horse. They are kind of hard to get into the bit though because they aren't stretchy
how to do you put this on the bit?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was told to dip them in hot/boiling water for 5 seconds and then stretch them over the bit. I had a hard time and broke 1. So I purchased the ones with Velcro strip, to make life and my wallet less stressed.
I want red, is it available?
Bill W on Dec 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it shows that it is, we just bought the black