behind the bit

behind the bit

equestrian Of a horse, having the head tucked toward the rider as a means of avoiding the pull of the bit (the bridle equipment placed in the horse's mouth). This colt is so stubborn, it has been behind the bit each time I've tried to ride him this morning.
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With a design that sets them apart from conventional mud motors, the new Hunting M-Series Mud Motors incorporates SWB[TM] (Survey While Boring) Technology that improves your ability to control the bit's direction by locating the sonde housing into the bearing housing three feet behind the bit.
One year on the Hoops are again in the bunch behind the Bit O'Red, who have opened up with six straight wins, and Derry City in second spot.
The new M-Series mud motor incorporates the sonde housing into the bearing housing just three feet behind the bit, giving the operator more accurate tracking information than other mud motors in the industry, said Kiane Kirby, general manager of Hunting Trenchless.
And Drogheda and St Pat's are nine points behind the Bit O'Red - albeit the Saints have two games in hand.
The Saints are 11 points behind the Bit O'Red but do have a game in hand.
The control valve directs a small portion of the mud flow in the bias section to one of three steering pads located just behind the bit.
Fourth-placed St Pat's are 11 points behind the Bit O'Red with a game in hand and skipper Kenna said: "We have to win to close the gap.
This technique minimized the potential risk of fracturing by increasing the volume of the borehole directly behind the bit.
One theory as to why spiders with fancy webs might do better in the food department holds that the spiders can hide behind the bits of plant material and other handiwork to sneak up on prey as well as to escape their own bird predators.
The box is sadly lagging behind the bits and bytes, and, 10 years ago, Gelernter called for a crash program.