Leather bits for that special horse in your barn

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About SweetBillysBits

Sales 3,189
On Etsy since 2014

Leather bits for that special horse in your barn

Sweet Billy's Bits got its start several years ago when I was helping a clinician with a colt starting clinic. One of the horses was extremely sensitive around the mouth and would happily take a lead rope "bit", but would fight and refuse to accept a metal bit. I had made myself a simple leather o-ring not long before that after being inspired by a picture on the internet. When the filly readily accepted the leather bit and was exceptionally responsive to it, I knew we were on to something. The clinician and one of her helpers requested a leather bit on the spot.

Since then, there has been a lot of refining, learning, and nothing short of a few miracles to help get Sweet Billy's Bits to where it is today. We ship world wide and have had "Sweet" results in several different countries including the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the Arabian Emirates.

We are continually exploring new ideas and concepts and are always open to ideas from customers!

Shop members

  • Angela


    I am a long time horse rider, and a stay at home mom to 3 beautiful children. I cut, shape, and stitch every bit by hand using Herman Oak harness leather.

Production partners

  • Aaliff

    United States

    US based company with a production plant in Pakistan. They kindly worked with me to provide these cheeks.

  • An equestrian tack store

    United States

    Equestrian Collections helps offer extra items I am unable to produce.

  • JamKam Traders

    Siālkot, Pakistan

    Premier equestrian equipment manufacture. Manufacturing bits and equipment for quality companies such as Herm Sprenger.

  • Jimsleathersupplies

    FL, United States

    Jim provides terrific hardware. He supplies my simple O-rings and roller buckles.

  • Moonan Murad


    Moonan Murad produces the specialized bit cheeks I offer. They are a high quality bit manufacturer.

  • ThorsForge

    Orofino, ID

    Metal cut out shop

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