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Bit Assessment & Fitting Services

There’s so much happening behind the scenes of HCS, USA Saddlery & Fittings to ensure our clients receive the most quality, reliable products possible while being provided the highest standard of independent saddlery fitting services. 

HCS,USA Saddlery offer both a full service mobile fitting experience and/or a more limited online saddle fitting assessment. We are currently serving the eastern coast states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Additionally we make annual trips to Alaska, Michigan, South Carolina, Kentucky and Florida. We are happy to travel to any location provided there are enough saddlery fittings needed in the area, please contact the office to schedule.

Complete Bit Assessment & Fitting Services

Mouth discomfort is one of the worst kinds of pain and distraction.  Horses have a small range of concentration at the best of times, so it is paramount that you chose the correct size, make, model, and design specifically to suit your horse’s mouth anatomy. Poor bit fit, the wrong type of bit for the mouth shape or use and the wrong purpose means your horse will be at the least distracted and at worse in pain.

HCS, USA Saddlery offer not only a Bit Bank called “lease-a-bit” which allows you the ability to trial several bites before you decide what the best , but also offer a complete Bit Fitting and Assessment services.  Clients have several options;

  • Bit Fitting service as an “in person” visit; scheduled much like a saddle fitting appointment in our saddle fitting service area.  A full mouth assessment is written up along with a compete evaluation of all bits currently used, followed but professional fittings and test rides of any of our large stock of Abbey England Bits, Beris Bits, or Neue Schule Bits.   

  • Bitting Assessment service is done through email and phone as a questionnaire along with photos and video of the issues involved.  After our staff evaluate we provide educated feedback and suggestions on bits to trial.

  • Bit trials offered through HCS,USA Saddlery are the lease-a-bit program, where you can trial several bits of our recommendation or your choice for 14 days.  Then keep what you like and return the ones not suitable for a small fee.

Our Bitting experts are qualified with the NS Academy, the only academic educational qualification in the world.  There are three levels to develop both the understanding of the mathematics and physics involved in bitting. In addition to, our experts also participate in ongoing research projects that both confirm and debunk the rules of bitting we have been taught.

HCS, USA Saddlery in addition to professional saddle fitting services also offer sales on new and second hand saddles. We offer test rides and trials on a large range of saddle brands! Listed below are our current fees for services. Please contact the office at 240-835-5566 or fill details or email at with questions, photos and current tracings if possible.


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