Western Horse Bits

There are many different Western bits with seemingly endless subtle variations, so choosing bits for horses may be intimidating. But most horse bits are really just different versions of the basics. They may have slightly different features, but all horse bits have the same effect. From correctional and roping bits to snaffles, South Texas Tack has the Western bits and bridle sets that you need.

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Tom Balding Medium Twisted Wire Satin Finish Loose Ring Snaffle Bit
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Tom Balding Medium Twisted Wire Satin Finish Loose Ring Snaffle Bit

Tom Balding Medium Twisted Wire is a satin finish with out copper inlays with a loose ring. The mouthpiece is the Tom Balding twisted wire. This has a mouth piece of 5 1/8" and a ring diameter of 5/16" . 

 

 

Tom Balding

Medium

Twisted Wire

Satin Finish

Loose Ring

Snaffle Bit

5 1/8" Mouthpiece 

5/16" Ring Diameter 

$195.00
Tom Balding Advantage Long Medium Port 8 1/4
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Tom Balding Advantage Long Medium Port 8 1/4" Shank Bit

Tom Balding

Advantage

Long

Medium Port

8 1/4"

Shank Bit

3/8"  Tube Shank

Satin Finish 

Handcrafted 

$240.00
Tom Balding Advantage Short Medium Port 7
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Tom Balding Advantage Short Medium Port 7" Shank Bit

Tom Balding

Advantage

Short

Medium Port

7"

Shank Bit

3/8" Tube Shank

Handcrafted

$240.00
Tom Balding Advantage Short Double Cross Heavier 7
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Tom Balding Advantage Short Double Cross Heavier 7" Shank Bit

Tom Balding

Advantage

Short

Double Cross

Heavier

7"

Shank Bit

Add Wight For Quicker Action And Release

Handcrafted 

$240.00
Tom Balding Advantage Long Double Cross Heavier 8 1/4
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Tom Balding Advantage Long Double Cross Heavier 8 1/4" Shank Bit

Tom Balding

Advantage

Long

Double Cross

Heavier

8 1/4"

Shank Bit

Weight Provides Quicker Action and Release

Hand Crafted

 

$240.00
Tom Balding Baseline D-Ring Medium Twisted Wire Snaffle
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Tom Balding Baseline D-Ring Medium Twisted Wire Snaffle

This Tom Balding crafted snaffle bit features a satin Baseline D-Ring©. The signature mouthpiece is the Large Twisted Wire by Tom Balding. The mouthpiece is 5 1/8" and the ring diameter is 5/16". These Baseline Bits feature satin finish and do not have copper inlays. 

 

 

Tom Balding bit

Satin Finish Baseline D-Ring

Large Twisted Wire

5 1/8" mouthpiece

5/16" ring diameter

No copper inlays

 

$195.00
Tom Balding Flat Bar Snaffle No. 326 Sweet Iron Bit
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Tom Balding Flat Bar Snaffle No. 326 Sweet Iron Bit

This beautifully crafted Tom Balding bit features a satin finish Baseline Short shank. The mouthpiece is a Flat Bar Snaffle made of sweet iron. The mouthpiece width is 5 1/8".  The shank measures 6 3/4". 

 

Tom Balding Flat Bar Snaffle

No.326

Mouthpiece Width 5 1/8"

Shank is 6 3/4

 

 

$195.00
Tom Balding Loose Ring 1/2 and 1/2 Snaffle Bit
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Tom Balding Loose Ring 1/2 and 1/2 Snaffle Bit

Loose ring half and half snaffle bit by Tom Balding. Features a satin Baseline Loose Ring, 5 1/8" mouthpiece, and a ring with a diameter of 5/16".

 

  • Baseline Loose ring
  • 5 1/8" mouthpiece
  • 5/16" ring diameter
  • Satin finish and no copper inlays

$195.00
Loose Ring Snaffle Tom Balding
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Loose Ring Snaffle Tom Balding

This snaffle bit has a 5 1/8 inch mouth piece made of sweet iron. The check pieces are loose rings. The diameter of the rings is 5/16 of an inch. 

$195.00
Tom Balding Baseline D Ring Snaffle Bit
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Tom Balding Baseline D Ring Snaffle Bit

Beautifully crafted snaffle bit with a satin Baseline D-Ring. The mouthpiece is a Tom Balding Snaffle. Features a satin finish and no copper inlays.

 

  • 5 1/8" Mouthpiece
  • Satin Baseline D-Ring
  • Tom Balding Snaffle
  • Satin Finish 

$195.00
Long Advantage Hinge Port Tom Balding
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Long Advantage Hinge Port Tom Balding

The long advantage hinge port from Tom Balding. This bit has a sweet iron mouth pieces and a satin finish. The hinge port mouth piece is 5 ½ inches. The swivel shanks are 8 ¼ inches.     

$240.00
Tom Balding Long Advantage Correction Bit
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Tom Balding Long Advantage Correction Bit

The long advantage correction bit has a satin finish. The swivel shank is 8 ¼ inches long. The mouth piece is sweet iron and is 5 ½ inches. 

$240.00
Short Advantage Correction Bit Tom Balding
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Short Advantage Correction Bit Tom Balding

The short advantage correction bit has satin finished cheek pieces and sweet iron mouth piece. The swivel shanks are 7 inches long and the correction mouth piece is 5 ½ inches. 

$240.00
Short Advantage Hinge Port Bit Tom Balding
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Short Advantage Hinge Port Bit Tom Balding

Short advantage hinge port from Tom Balding. The shanks are 7 inch swivels with a satin finish. The hinge port mouth piece is 5 ½ inches and is made of sweet iron. 

$240.00
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Questions About Horse Bits?

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.

We've rounded up some common questions about ordering bits for horses. If you can't find the answer you need, check our FAQs or reach out and we can help.

[FAQ] How Do I Use a Coupon Code for Horse Bits?

After adding Western bits to your cart, click the "Shopping Cart" link at the top of this site. Once in the "Checkout" part of the cart, go to box number three and click Have a Coupon? to fill in a coupon code.

[FAQ] Do I Have to Pay Sales Tax On My Roping Bits?

Sales tax is only charged for orders placed in Texas, where our warehouse is located. All other locations do not need to pay sales tax on Western bits or other products.