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About Us

The HBA Story...

In 2001 I owned a horse that presented a major bit evasion, with my other horses I had never really experienced such a dramatic problem. I sought expert advice from horsemen saddleries, knowledgeable and women but bitting the horse harshly or clamping the mouth closed was the not going to get to the core of the problem.


The more I spoke to all sorts of equestrian professionals it became evident that there was little or no specific bitting specialists for accurate product knowledge backed up by hands on knowledge - so I began my own pursuit to gain both practical and informed bitting expertise and experience.


My quest for knowledge has taken me to the United States and Europe and many training opportunities across the U.K. Over the course of the last 16 years I have worked with bit manufacturers, instrumental in design and promotion.


I have worked with riders from all types of disciplines and levels. I have been invited by British eventing, British Dressage and the lorinery and saddlery societies to give talks and demonstrations sharing my theories and approach to bitting. Although I now have a wealth of knowledge and experience the horses can still throw me a curve ball now and again and this only fuels my passion to learn and achieve the best results for my equine and human clients.

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Thankyou for visiting our website. If you would like to discuss any of our services in more detail or talk about how one of my bit courses might assist you, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


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Gill Batt

International Bit Specialist & HBA Founder

Starting the journey over 20 years ago, Gill's knowledge has broadened with knowledge on specific Bitting specialists, as well as accurate product knowledge. Gill has travelled to the United States and Europe to uphold many training opportunities and has worked with associated professionals in the industry of Equine Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Sports Massage, and Professional Trainers.

Based in Kent,  I travel across the UK including the South East areas including Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

I also run clinics all over the UK and internationally by appointment

What I charge:

One on One consultation from £75 per horse plus travel (group discounts available) 

Online Bitting Service £40 per horse.  

HBA Associates

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HBA associates are trained by Gill Batt and are available for consultation and clinic bookings.  HBA associates are also Quantum Bridle fitters.

SPONsored riders


Katie Radzik

Katie is an FEI Grade 4 Para rider who is part of the world class Podium Potential Pathway Programme.


Joe Bright

Joe is currently competing at PSG, he also coaches and takes horses for training.



Jess Upton

Jess is an ambitious rider and competes at 90-95. She has 3 BS ponies, priestwood special edition, Shannon legacy and trefflon drywden.

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