Francois Gauthier Collection

* Francois Gauthier Clinician  l  Bits & Spurs

The Clinician Bit Collection is an innovative Bit Series that combines METALAB’s best systems and designs. The result is a series of ergonomic bits that provide the least possible discomfort in the horse’s mouth. This collection is designed for any type of horse, Western or English, for any type of rider, from professional to amateur or recreational, and for any type of riding discipline. The thickness of the mouthpiece makes the snaffles in this collection a good option for hunter-type horses or thoroughbreds with small, delicate mouths.
The materials: Metalab uses the best materials for this collection; from our best wax loss processed Stainless Steel to rubber and leather for comfort.
The sizes: we developed a full line of bits, for all ages of horses, from snaffles to shank bits, in every width size and in different thicknesses, in order to fit the widest possible range of horses’ mouths.
Our primary concerns while designing the Clinician Bit series were to create the best communication tool for horse and rider while minimizing discomfort to the horse.
Please note that due to the ergonomic shape of the bars in the Clinician Bit series, the nominal width is slightly smaller. Take this into consideration when choosing the correct bit for your horse.
The O-ring suits a variety of horses with you choice of stainless steel or rubber covered bars.

  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with or without rubber covered bars.
  • Cheekpiece features extra long sleeves to avoid pinching with more lateral effect.
  • Good for young horses, or any type of horse that is light in the mouth and ridden with 2 hands.
Ref.no :UW601F03 Ref.no :UW601F04

 

The ergonomic Eggbutt design minimizes tongue compression.

  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with or without rubber covered bars.
  • Good for young horses, or any type of horse that is light in the mouth and ridden with 2 hands.
Ref.no :UW602F04 Ref.no :UW602F05

 

One of the new generation of bits that minimize pressure on the bars of the horse’s mouth.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with or without rubber covered bars.
  • Good for young horses, or any type of horse that is light in the mouth and ridden with 2 hands.
Ref.no :UW603F04 Ref.no :UW603F05

 

A popular bit for young horses designed to be more comfortable.

  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with or without rubber covered bars.
  • Cheekpiece is downsized to avoid contact with the zygomatic bone.
  • Good for young horses, or any type of horse that is light in the mouth and ridden with 2 hands.
Ref.no :UW606F02

 

This bit is a versatile introduction to a ported bit that can be used with both hands.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece has leather-covered bars for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
  • Produces less pressure on the tongue than a regular snaffle with no possibility of pinching or squeezing the tongue.
Ref.no :UW603F06

 

This bit is a popular introduction to a shank leverage bit with a curb.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
  • The barrel attachments are oversized for less discomfort on the corners of the mouth.
Ref.no :UW609F09

 

A very popular and well-designed traditional bit.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is a 3-piece dog bone with leather-covered bars.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
  • Good choice for a variety of horses and utilization.
Ref.no :UW604F13  

 

 

A stylish bit that provides more leverage as the horse develops.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is a 3-piece dog bone with leather-covered bars.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System.
  • The cheekpiece features a loose bottom ring to provide more leverage.
Ref.no :UW610F11  

 

A versatile bit that offers a lot of movement.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is articulated to move right and left but also collapses like a correctional bit.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with rubber covered bars.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
Ref.no :UW610F13  

 

A good choice for introducing spurs to horse or rider.
  • Aluminum spur shank and band, make it a light weight spur to wear all day.
  • The Jingle bobs allow you to signal the horse with your spur, without actually making contact with the rowel.
  • The roped edge rowel is for a softer touch on the younger, or more sensitive horses.
  • This is also a good spur for the rider that is just learning to ride with spurs because the rope edged rowel is more forgiving than a rowel with points.
Ref.no :UW630F01

 

A traditional English bit designed for control plus comfort.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with rubber covered bars.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
  • Innovative ergonomic features that provide better communication.
Ref.no :UE608F02

 

A versatile English bit with ergonomic features that provide better communication.
  • It’s a level one, meaning the mildest bit you can use on a horse.
  • Mouthpiece is extra curved for less discomfort.
  • Features the patented Pinchless System with rubber covered bars.
  • The cheekpiece features Swivel Free purchase rings that deliver a clearer signal to the horse and prevent the headstall from twisting.
  • Good for young horses, or any type of horse that is light in the mouth and ridden with 2 hands.
Ref.no :UE607F02