February 16, 2013
Sometimes it's the simple things in life that make you smile. No longer must I put a cold, cold bit in my hands to warm it for my horses mouth. No longer must I place that bit under my shirt, beneath my jacket onto my warm belly to heat it either. This item is well work the $40 or so bucks for purchase. Think of poor Flick in Christmas Story...it's worth it to not have your horses tongue and mouth injured on a frozen metal bar!
I plug my bit blanket in the second I get to the barn. After grabbing Dani's halter, I grab her bridle and grooming tote, within which is stowed the magical bit blanket. As I pass the wash racks I hang the bridle and plug in this wonderful piece of technology. Once I've retrieved Dani, finished grooming her and gotten her saddled and ready to ride the bit is nice and warm. This is so much better than when I would have to stand for many minutes trying to warm the ice cold metal in my hands, which are already frozen mind you from being out in the open working the various brushes and adjusting tack straps. This is such a luxury item but at $40 it's soooooooo worth it! The only time I panicked about it not functioning well was when I plugged it into a socket that apparently was not working, hence the bit did not warm properly. If you plug the apparatus into a functional socket it works quite well and is a god-send during the frigid winter months!
As you will note, the warmer comes in several different colors. Dani's bit warmer comes in her color, green. Even though she doesn't wear this piece I still, dorkily love having color coordination!!! This is a must for winter riding. I think for future use when traveling to locations to trail ride I will have to invest in a cigarette lighter socket adapter. I love this device that much!!