This Professional's Choice curb strap is made of double plaited burgundy latigo and Hermann Oak harness leather and features brass buckles.
Hardware can vary.
Hermann Oak harness leather
This beautiful Professional's Choice sunflower shank chain bit from their new Sunflower Collection is 5-1/4" in mouth and 6" cheek and features a decorative shank with silver and copper sunflowers. The chain mouthpiece is mild yet more aggressive than a two or three-piece snaffle mouthpiece.
5-1/4" chain bit
Professional Choice rasp designed bits include this Rasp Shank Snaffle bit. 6" rasp detailed cheek with a 5 1/4" snaffle mouthpiece. This mouthpiece applies more palate and bar pressure. The snaffle is an excellent all-purpose mouthpiece that works well on most horses.
Rasp shank snaffle bit
5 1/4" mouth
The Jim Edwards San Saba Bit offers a medium height rounded non- palate pressure mouthpiece and a 5 1/2 inch fixed shank. The shank gives the rider leverage and offers direct contact and immediate cues. The non-palate pressure mouthpiece applies pressure only to the edges of the horses' tongue for a direct cue.
5 1/2 inch fixed shank
medium height mouthpiece
The hinges have been welded solid in the Jim Edwards Kenny bit, thus converting the correctional into a solid port. The 5 1/2" fixed shank offers direct contact and leverage while the mouthpiece applies the pressure. The pressure response is focused on the edges of the horse's tongue, providing the horse with a direct cue. At just under 2" in height, the mouthpiece provides ample tongue relief without interfering with the roof of the mouth.
5 1/2" shank
Under 2" in height
Non-palate pressure mouthpiece
This copper inlaid snaffle mouth with dogbone center Dutton bit pairs up with Dutton's off set D-ring for an awesome bit. The dogbone in the center adds tongue pressure while allowing the bars to break to the outside giving you contact on different nerves for a better response.
The Floating Spade Dot Shank bit is made from polished steel. The cheek pieces are 6 inches and the mouth piece is 5 ¼ inches. Copper and steel encourage salivation. The trim consists of copper, silver, and turquoise dots.
5 ¼ inch mouth piece
6 inch cheek
Copper and polished steel
The Dutton 7" Gag Chain Bit is designed to allow the mouthpiece to slide on a shank, rope or cable. The gag bit is excellent for lateral leverage and popular amongst the barrel racing community. This piece doesn’t apply pressure to the bars of the horse’s mouth.
The Dutton Twisted Dogbone Gag Bit with 7" Cheek is designed to allow the mouthpiece to slide on a shank, rope or cable. The gag bit is excellent for lateral leverage and popular amongst the barrel racing community. This piece doesn’t apply pressure to the bars of the horse’s mouth.
The mouthpiece on this Dutton bit is 5" and the shank is 6". This bit features a swept back short shank which is great for younger horses or finished horses. The copper wrapped dogbone ensures salivation while the shorter shank allows for more pressure from the rider to achieve the same effect as longer shank bits.
This Dutton bit is moderately severe. It features a 1 1/2" high port attached to a chain mouth. The high port applies pressure on the bars and the chain collapses across the bars to encourage flexion. This bit is a good option for those who are looking for a bit with a quicker response time and a little less leverage.
The chain mouthpiece conforms to the horses tongue and applies mild tongue and bar pressure. The chain is light on the bars. 5" Cheek, 5" Mouth.
How do you know which size horse bit to buy? The easiest way is to measure your horse's current bit. If that isn't available, you can use measuring tape or calipers to measure the distance between the horse's lips. A Western bit should extend about a quarter-inch beyond the lips on either side.
The shape of your horse's mouth can also impact how a horse bit fits. Every horse has a unique mouth so different styles of bits will work better than others depending on your horse's anatomy. If his tongue is large and fills his mouth or presses against his teeth it changes the location of the bit in the mouth. An improperly fitting bit can cause missed cues,irritation, injury You may need to try several styles before finding the perfect fit.
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