We have been very fortunate to work along side some terrific riders and producers of horses and ponies. Many of you will know Fran and her sister Nic who have beautifully produced ex racehorses, warmbloods and natives to top level dressage via their social media accounts Diamonds in the Rough Dressage. If you haven’t come across their social media, do head over to their page, they offer super training advice and post lovely photos of their horses and ponies.

Fran has a very flashy Welsh Section C called Laurtom Picture Perfect affectionately known as Sprout who is currently competing in the 4 year old Young Horse Classes. She had been having some trouble not only finding the right bit for him but also finding a shop that hired smaller bits. We actually go as small as 105mm bits which is a tiny 4″ bit.

Fran has said the following…..

“Kirstie has been helping me for the last 3 years. I have two very hard to bit ponies with tiny mouths so anything thick or with bulky joints is a no go and finding bits to hire in 4.25” used to be impossible!

Forelock and Load keep a huge range in stock in all sizes and my bits have always arrived the day after ordering. Kirstie’s knowledge of the Bombers range is second to none and she has selected bits to suit both ponies.

Dypool Miami Reef being the only native to qualify for the 4,5 and 6yo pony championships as well as the Elementary regionals in his Bombers Ported Barrel snaffle.

Dypool Miami Reef

Laurtom Picture Perfect qualifying for the 4yo Championships in his Ultra Comfy Lock Up (after trying 20+ snaffles!).

Laurtom Picture Perfect

I cannot recommend them enough or thank them enough for helping keep the boys happy and comfortable.”

Thank you Fran! Both of Fran’s gorgeous ponies are available at stud. Please do contact her for more details via her email diamondsintheroughdressage@hotmail.co.uk