English Riding Supply is recalling Happy Mouth horse wire mouth bits that can break during use, which can pose a fall hazard for riders.
The recall affects eight different models of the bits, which were sold nationwide for the past nine years.
Michelle Yohey, operations manager at English Riding, said the company is working with its retailers to reach consumers. She said most of the bits are being returned, though she didnâ€™t have figures on how many of the 3,400 are accounted for.
Yohey said sheâ€™s not aware of any injuries to horses stemming from the affected mouth bits, though four incidences of breaking bits caused injuries like broken bones and bruising to riders.
Are you and your horse affected by this recall? Let us know in the comments.
For complete recall details, including model numbers and contact information for English Riding Supply, visit our Marketplace.
(Photo via marcellelouise)