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Barrel Racing Bits

Barrel bits - A category of riding bits that Cultured Cowboy decided to have as a specialty bit page. We group this group of gymkhana bits because Reinsman has developed these from some of the best barrel racing cowgirls in this world. Charmayne James, Sharon Camarillo, Molly Powell, and Martha Josey are some of the "big girls" who have the experience of many hours in their saddles and the know how to help with bits designed to help your horse win. 

Just like a golf pro has more than one club in his bag, any pro racer needs a bevy of bits to try. I know from my experience that changing bits can help a smart horse stay at the top of its game. The change  can reduce boredom, increase responsiveness and cut time. Often, 3 similar bits can be rotated. And, many of the bits on other pages of our Cultured Cowboy website have other bits that are very effective for your sport. I still like an Argentine snaffle for lots of stuff.

Word has it that I prefer Cowgirl's Barrel Racing. (Probably got the idea from my long blonde hair.) Kudos to some of our local Barrel Racers: Jim Warner, Mike Green, & Talmadge Green all guys running NBHA!  - Chuck 


Charmayne James says that her relationship with Reinsman as manufacturer has taken her line of C11 Bits to the best possible level.  You will notice that on many of her bits, a curb strap or chain with 3" extra length works  well. And CJ has a good line of spurs to add to this collection too. 
C11 11/16" Ported Waterford Bit
The 10.5" cheeks offer more control for a stronger horse. The cheek is designed specifically for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. Mouthpiece flexes in alml directions and is light on the bars.  The added center port provides tongue relief.  Effective in lifting the head & shoulders, the Waterford links allow for independent rein action and the port encourages collection. Smooth no pinch design conforms to horses mouth. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.  10.5" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth  1 11/16" Port.   STAGE E
C11 1/2" Copper covered Mouth w/ Rosebud Shank Bit
This bit is well balanced with a copper covered cricket roller to help keep the horse occupied. This bit has great feel and puts a lot of rate on the finished horse. The copper roller and sweet iron mouthpiece increase salivation which promotes relaxation. 
7.5" Cheeks  5" Mouth  1 3/4" Port.   STAGE E
C11 7/16 Dogbone Roller w/ Rosebud shank
The dogbone mouthpiece has a soft but effective feel, & gives a horse bend while keeping the hip in place. Works well on all types of horses.  The copper roller and sweet iron mouthpiece increase salivation which promotes relaxation. 
7.5" Cheeks  5" Mouth  No Port.   STAGE E
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C11 7/16" Smooth  Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This Western bit applies smooth pressure to the corners of the mouth.  The mouthpiece is slightly curved for comfort and is easier for the horse to carry.  This cheek is especially designed for
lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.  9" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth  No Port.   STAGE E

C11 3/8" Medium Port Pretzel Bit
This bit design can be effective in lifting the horse's shoulders and keeping the horse round. Slightly weighted long shanks provide leverage & control. Mouthpiece puts pressure on palate, bars & lips. Medium Port provides some tongue relief and moves freely on the joints.
Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation. 9" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth  2 1/2" Port.   STAGE E

C11 3/8" Low Port Twisted Pretzel Bit
This cheek is specifically designed for lifting & controlling  the shoulders, rib cage & hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated & round. This is a great bit foe a horse that leans on the bit.  Twisted wire is more effective on the bars & lower port is mild on the palate. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.   9" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth   7/8" Port.   STAGE E

 

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C11 11/16" Waterford Bit
This cheek is especially designed for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. The Waterford sweet iron mouthpiece flexes in all directions which discourages a horse from leaning on it. Smooth no pinch design conforms to the horses mouth. Waterford links allow for independent rein action.   9" Cheeks, 5 1/4" Mouth  No Port.  STAGE E
C11 11/16" Ported Waterford Bit
This cheek is especially designed for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. Mouthpiece flexes in all directions and is light on the bars. The added center port gives tongue relief. Effective in lifting the head & shoulders, the Waterford links allow for independent rein action & the port encourages collection.   Smooth no pinch design conforms to the horse's mouth. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.  9" Cheeks, 5 1/4" Mouth  1 11/16" Port.  STAGE E
C11 3/8" Twisted Wire Bit
 This cheek is especially designed for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. Contoured twisted mouth design makes this mouthpiece more effective across the bars without being overly severe. Sweet iron mouth is ideal for any horse & promotes salivation & relaxation.  9" Cheeks, 5 1/4" Mouth No Port.  STAGE E
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C11 7/16" Three Piece Dogbone Bit 
This cheek is especially designed for
lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. This mouthpiece applies mild pressure to the tongue & bars to encourage the horse to break at the poll and set his head. The copper roller adds comfort while keeping the mouth moist. Sweet iron mouth is ideal for any horse & promotes salivation & relaxation.  9" Cheeks, 5 1/4" Mouth  No Port.  STAGE E
C11 3/16" Chain Mouth Bit
 This cheek is especially designed for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. The chain lies across the tongue and bars comfortably without pinching. Sweet iron mouth is ideal for any horse & promotes salivation & relaxation.  9" Cheeks, 5 1/4" Mouth  No Port.  STAGE E
C11 3/8" Medium Port Pretzel Bit
The 10.5" cheeks offer more control for a stronger horse. This bit design can be effective in lifting the horse's shoulders and keeping the horse round. Slightly weighted long shanks provide leverage & control. Mouthpiece puts pressure on palate, bars & lips. Medium Port provides some tongue relief and moves freely on the joints. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation. 10 1/2" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth  2 1/2" Port.  STAGE E
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STAGE A bits: Are you riding with both hands? Stage A bits are great for starting horses, training, or maintaining steady contact. Aspects include direct reining, non-leverage Loose Rings and Dee Rings with mouthpiece diameters 5/16" and over.

Stage B bits: Moving away from direct reining to Neck reining? Stage  B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short shanked bits and half-gag comprise STAGE B.

STAGE C bits: Where neck reining is a way of life.  Horses who respond well to poll pressure are in Stage C. Features include solid mouthpieces and cheek attachments, and swivel cheeks with jointed mouthpieces or low to medium ports. 

STAGE D bits: Are we talking or whispering?  Stage D is about refinement, subtle cues and quick communication. Characteristics include increased leverage, more sophisticated mouthpieces and may also incorporate higher ports. 

STAGE E bits: Call in the specialists!  When your horse enters Stage E, he is asking for some time with the Pros. Here tiny twists, very high ports, and highly complex mouthpieces are key components.

C11 3/8" Low Port Twisted Pretzel Bit
This 10.5" cheek offers more control for a stronger horse. This bit is specifically designed for lifting & controlling the shoulders, rib cage & hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated & round. This is a great bit foe a horse that leans on the bit. Twisted wire is more effective on the bars & lower port is mild on the palate. Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.   10.5" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth   7/8" Port.   STAGE E
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All Charmayne James curb straps are 3" longer than regular curb straps to be used with gag cheek headstalls. Each CJ curb strap measures 5/8" X 24". Curb chains are 5 link vs 3 links on standard curb chains.
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Latigo leather curb strap. Nickel buckle. 
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Harness leather curb strap. Nickel buckle. 
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Latigo leather. 5 link chain. Nickel buckle. 
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Harness leather. 5 link chain. Nickel buckle. 
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Charmayne James & Reinsman have teamed to bring you some innovative barrel spurs which just happen to match some of her bits.  For more Reinsman Spurs & Spur straps, click on th related link at the bottom of this page. 

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Floral Silver Ball Spur.
Great for a sensitive horse that responds well to a light touch.  Built on a blackened band, it has 1 1/8" shank with a floral silver overlay. This ball spur reminds me of a globe in my office!  9/16" ball rowel.  3/4 band. Ladies size. 
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Silver Ball Spur.
Great for a sensitive horse that responds well to a light touch.  Built on a blackened band, it has 1 1/8" shank with a bar silver overlay.   9/16" ball rowel.  3/4 band. Ladies size. 
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C11 Floral Silver Overlay Shank Spur.
Classy shank spur!  Built on a blackened band, it has 1 1/2" shank with a floral silver overlay. This button rowel is mild yet effective.  3/4 band. Six-point Brass Rowel.  Ladies size. 
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C11 Bar Silver Overlay Shank Spur.
Classy shank spur!  Built on a blackened band, it has 1 1/2" shank with a floral silver overlay. This button rowel is mild yet effective.  3/4 band. Six-point Brass Rowel.  Ladies size. 
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C11 Floral Silver Overlay Bumper Spur.
5-pronged rowels are engaged with minimal leg rotation.  Built on a blackened band, it has 1 1/2" shank with a floral silver overlay.  3/4 band. Five-point Brass Rowels.  Ladies size. 
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C11 Bar Silver Overlay Bumper Spur.
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Molly Powell only puts her name on the products that she uses. The ones she trusts will help her to win. Reinsman meets her standards for winning products. Comments under her bits are Molly's training tips for you.

Molly Powell Maximum Performance bits feature: 1" gag action w/ no-pinch ball hinge. Floral silver overlay w/ red stone accent. They are designed for the mature competition horse.

The Rookie - 3/8" Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This line of bits was designed for the rookie competition horses and those in training that are ready to move out of the ring snaffle bit. The curved smooth snaffle is for the horse that you are trying to build confidence in the bend. I would use this bit on a well broke & well mannered horse.  Sweet iron mouth promotes salivation & relaxation.   5" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE B
The Rookie - Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
The chain mouthpiece is a pleasing bit for most horses and encourages bend in the turn. Chain mouthpieces offer you the option of being able to handle your horse and keep his mouth fresh for other bits. Generally, horses keep a nice soft mouth in a chain bit like this.  5" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE B
The Rookie - 3/8" Sweet Iron Twisted Snaffle Bit
The twisted wire snaffle mouthpiece in this bit will offer a little more feel than the smooth snaffle. If you have a horse that is stepping up his speed and needs a little help in the turns, this will be the bit you will love. I will use this on a horse that wants to be a lillt stiffer in his turns as it will encourage bend. Most horses love this bit.   5" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE B
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The Rookie - 3/8" Twisted Sweet Iron Dogbone Bit
This is one of my favorite bits to use on my colts that are just getting into a shank bit. The three piece mouth in this bit allows  me to introduce the curb chain to my young horses and still keep them confident when I pull on them in the turns. If you ride young horses, you need this bit in your collection. It's definately one of my "go to" bits!  5" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.  STAGE B
The Freshman - Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
I love the way the Freshman bit works on my moderately aggressive horses that are sensitive and/or in their first years of competition. Horses accept this bit well in transitioning up in control from my "rookie" bit. The chain mouth invites a great headset, while the short shank & curb chain provide just a little control to help make a great turn!  6" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE B
Maximum Performance - Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
The chain mouthpiece is a pleasing to a horse that may reject a port or a snaffle. Allows you to pull on a horse in a turn and his mouth won't get hard or dull because the chain always seems to keep a horse fresh. Just the right amount of draw on the shanks, this is a great feeling bit.  7" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE C
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Maximum Performance - Large Sweet Iron Ported Chain Bit
Primarily used to lift head and shoulders for more control in speed events. This bit will give you the option to pull on your horse a little more while asking him to turn a bigger pattern. It also adds to the willingness of the horse to use its hind end.   7" Cheeks  5 1/4" Mouth   1 3/4" Port.   STAGE C
Maximum Performance - Sweet Iron Broken Port Bit
This bit will help you to gain rate and turn in a hard running horse, while running advanced horses on the bigger patterns where you need to be able to rate them for a turn. This bit will help you to gain confidence in your turns for a horse that has not been turning well.    7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   2" Port.   STAGE C
Maximum Performance - 3/8" Medium Twisted Sweet Iron Dogbone Bit
Works well with a horse who wants to shake its head when you pull on him. Will allow you to help a sensitive horse in the turn.   7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE C
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Maximum Performance - 3/8" Medium Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
Excellent bit whether training or competing. The twisted wire adds some bite to this medium control bit. Excellent for horses that need a little help to rate or flex.   7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE C
Money Maker - 3/8" Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This Money Maker bit is so versatile and works great on just about any horse. I will use this smooth mouthpiece on any horse that I want to be able to keep contact with in the turns. This is a great bit to help you get a good run going with a horse that wants to work.   7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE C
Money Maker - Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
The Money Maker chain bit is the bit that I use on a horse that isn't happy with the snaffles. What I like about this chain bit is that I can pull o a horse in the turn and his mouth won't get hard or dull because the chain always seems to keep a horse fresh. With just the right amount of draw on the shanks, this is a great feeling bit.    7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE C
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Money Maker - 3/8" Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
The Money Maker twisted snaffle bit is a very versatile bit that works great on just about any horse. What I love about this bit is that it has a nice medium shank and just the right amount of draw on the sides to give a horse that smooth feel. I use this bit indoors a lot to keep my horse balanced & round in a turn.   7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.   STAGE C

 

Money Maker - 5/16" Twisted Sweet Iron Dogbone Bit
The Money Maker three piece bit is a very versatile bit that works great on just about any horse. This is the bit I go to with a horse that wants to shake his head when I pull on him. This bit is one of my favorites because it will allow me to help a sensitive horse in the turn and bring out a money making run.   7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE C

 

Short Shank Solid Run - Silver Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
This is a very versatile bit that I love to use on a horse that needs a little bend and a little whoa. The large chain mouthpiece is a fresh alternative to the snaffle. If you like three-piece bits, you will love this chain bit.   7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE C
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Long Shank Solid Run - Silver Large Sweet Iron Chain Bit
This bit gives a lot of leverage in a turn and is what I recommend for a stronger horse. The longer shank will help lift a horse's shoulder and keep him from cutting off his pocket going into a turn. This chain mouthpiece is pleasing to a horse that may reject a snaffle or port.

9" Cheeks  5" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE E

 

Rate & Turn - Sweet High Port Chain Bit
I love this bit on my younger horses that are just finding their speed in their run. This medium shank version of the "Rate & Turn" still gives me some rate but keeps the bend in our turns. This bit also provides a moderate amount of lift on a horse crowding a turn.

7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   1 5/8" ? Port.     STAGE C

 

Rate & Turn - 5/16" Sweet Iron Wide Broken Port Bit
This Rate & Turn bit with medium cheeks will be the perfect bit for horses that are over-bendy or want to drop into their turns too soon. I use this bit to help rate & turn moderately aggressive horses, and the longer shanked version on the more aggressive ones. Great competition bit!

7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   2" ? Port.     STAGE E

 

 

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Rate & Turn - Sweet Iron Broken Port Bit
This bit will help you to gain rate and turn in a hard running horse. I will use this bit on  a stronger horse, while running advanced horses on the bigger patterns where  I need to be able to rate them for a turn. This bit will help you to have confidence in your turns for a horse that has not been turning well. It is a very pleasing bit that I have used on a lot of horses.

8" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   2" Port.    STAGE E

 

 

Rate & Turn - Large Sweet Iron Ported Chain Bit
This bit will give you the option to pull your horse a little more when asking him to turn on a bigger pattern. You will have a little more bend with this bit than the Broken Ported bit, but still have some control to stop your horse on a run.

8" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   1 5/8" Port.     STAGE D

 

 

Smooth Run - 3/8" Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
I call the Smooth Run my "happy bit" because it will make a sensitive or irritable horse relax about his mouth. This bit is a "must have" for a hard to please horse. This bit will also help to build confidence and and aggression in your horse, while providing a moderate amount of control. 

7" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.     STAGE C

 

 

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Smooth Run - 3/8" Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This is my idea of the ultimate barrel racing competition bit. I can put it on a soft mouth horse using a flat curb chain and get a well balanced run out of him. Then as I shorten the curb chain, I can step up the severity of the bit and gain more control if I need it. I have used this bit on young & old horses to coin a lot of money. This is a pleasing bit to almost any horse. 

9" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.    STAGE E

 

 

Long Shank Combination - 7/17" Large Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
I This is my favorite bit to run a horse that has a tendency to overrun the first barrel. I generally use it on a horse that is solid in his training because of the long shanks. What makes this bit unique is that it has enough control to help you get by the tight barrel turns, and it's well accepted that may not be used to so much control. There is a lot of "give" to this bit with the curved mouthpiece and the gag effect on the shanks. The first time I use this bit on a horse, I adjust the curb chain a little looser and then tighten it accordingly as I need more control.

10" Cheeks  5 1/2" Mouth   No Port.     STAGE E

 

 

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Jim Warner lives pretty close to home, here in Greenwood SC. We try to keep his bits in stock, because of their popularity. In fact, of the better barrel racing bits, they are among our best Internet sellers. These are proven to be winning bits from the many riders using them every day. Thanks for your contributions, Jim. 

Jim Warner
Rope Nose Hackamore

Rope nose for more control. Chuck -  When new, I have used a hair dryer to lightly heat the rope noseband to get it to bend or form as I like over the nose of my horse.  This helps it break in just right.  Shanks are designed to swivel for excellent flex.   7" Cheeks    STAGE D
Jim Warner Long Shank
Rope Nose Hackamore

Rope nose with longer shanks for the added control needed for colts or serious competition.  Notice how well the nose floats as you pull the shanks to keep the nose ridingin the proper position, but will not drop down to cut off the horse's wind. Shanks are designed to swivel for excellent flex. Rope nose is for better control   
9" Cheeks    STAGE E
Jim Warner Chain Nose Hackamore
Chain conforms to the nose for good rate and better flex.  Vet wrap can be added to control severity.  Shanks are designed to swivel for excellent flex. 
7" Cheeks    STAGE D
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Hodges Futurity " 3-Piece Twisted Wire Dog Bone Snaffle Hackamore
Designed with more lift for horses that are getting down in their shoulders while maintaining good control.  This bit will also give your horse all the flex he needs to turn.  The dog-bone mouth adds "bite" to this bit to better control horses that need more "rate".  
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Where would Barrel Racing be today, if not for the efforts and trials of the Josey Ranch? One of the first Farnam Training Videos was that of Martha Josey. I have a copy on "tape". I have recommended many of her training tips from that video to hundreds of gymkhana participants who have seen, some of them, dramatic improvements in skills and performance. Get you one! 
These bits have proven themselves, not only in our Josey Clinics, Schools, & Seminars, but also in competitions around the world - Martha  

5/16" Million Dollar Rope Nose Hackamore Bit 
The Million Dollar bit has won a lot of money for many riders. This bit features a stainless steel three-piece twisted wire dogbone snaffle mouthpiece & a rope noseband. Equipped with a 5" shank, the Million Dollar bit is ideal because pressure is evenly distributed on the nose, bars, corners of the mouth, & poll. This bit is one of our all time proven favorites at the Josey Ranch.  Use this bit for achieving the all-important flex you need from a well balanced bit.
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
5/16" Prime Time Rope Nose Hackamore Bit 
The Prime Time bit is the same as the Million Dollar bit, but features a blue finish,  silver beads, and silver overlay. This bit will not only get the job done, but will add that extra "flash" at your next rodeo or horse show.  Use this bit for bend, lift & moderate rate.  
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
5/16" Long Shank Combination Rope Nose Hackamore Bit 
CThe Long Shank Combination bit is the same as the Million Dollar bit, but features more control & leverage from the 8.5 inch shanks.  It helps to correct a horse that drops a shoulder in the turn. Because of its unique design, you can lift & move the shoulder to keep the horse from hitting the barrels or poles. Pressure is applied on the nose, and jaw offering collection, rate & whoa.  Use this bit for a rider that needs a little more control, or a high powered speed horse. 
8 1/2" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
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3/8" O-Ring Combination Bit 
Use this bit for training a young horse or for a competition horse that is already patterned. Features a copper wrapped mullen mouthpiece with a rope noseband. The combination of the rope noseband with the copper wrapped mullen mouthpiece helps top get your horse's nose & round out the turn.  Copper mouthpiece also keeps the horse's mouth moist which makes the horse more willing to be trained. This bit is a favorite of many timed event riders because it is such a proven winner.    3 1/4
" Rings  5" Mouth   STAGE B
Start To Finish Bit 
Use this bit to start a young horse or for your competition horse. The Start to Finish bit really fits it's name. It comes equipped with a stainless steel chain mouthpiece,. moderate gag action, & a rope noseband. This Start to Finish bit has won a lot of money in the rodeo & horse show arenas. I, (Martha), won the National Barrel Horse Association World Championship and also qualified & competed at the National Finals Rodeo in this bit. It is a winner!  
6 1/4" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
5/16" Rear Drop Combo Bit 
The Tear Drop bit is a lighter version of the Josey Short Shank Million Dollar Bit. And a step up from the O-Ring Combination bit. It features a stainless steel three-piece twisted wire dogbone snaffle mouthpiece & a rope noseband. This bit offers bend, lift and moderate rate.    
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
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Item #: Bit-MJ0120-0000

 

Item #: Bit-MJ0140-0000 Item #: Bit-MJ0112-0000
 

 

3/8" Go-Around Bit 
The Go-Around bit features a brown iron, low port mouthpiece that is very comfy for many horses. This bit provides excellent handling qualities. The 'stops' on the shanks help the mouthpiece stay in place & the rider gets the right amount of gag action. This bit can really package a horse up, keeping him collected & snappy in the turns.     8
" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
Martha Josey Bumper Spur 
Rather than a traditional shank, this spur nudges with the rear quarter of your boot. Heel pressure without aggressiveness. Notice there is a difference in the "wire" of the Sharon Camarillo and the Martha Josey Bumper spurs. Each made to the trainer's preference. This model is good for the young or inexperienced horse/rider combination.  7/8" band. Stainless Steel. Ladies size will fit youth. 
7/8"" Band, Bumper

Item #:  MJ0500-0000

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Item #: Bit-MJ0113-0000

 

Martha Josey Sidewinder Spur 
Silver with raised silver hearts. Engages easily with slight sqeeze of the legs. Great for putting a horse in position for those snappy turns. (Chuck - My first riding spurs were side turned rowels. I found them to be effective without "gooching" young horses. With a little practice you learn to "roll" into the horse's side increasing pressure until it works with that horse. I also found this great to sit on the horse, relax my legs and applying light pressure, after a workout, desensitize the sides of horses that were overly ticklish.)  Martha has added some upward lift to the shank for easier effectiveness.   7/8" band. 10 point rowel. 1 5/8" shank.  Ladies size will fit youth.  7/8" Band, Sidewinder

Item #:  MJ0510-0000
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Martha Josey Sidewinder Spur 
Brown Iron with raised brass trim. Engages easily with slight sqeeze of the legs. Great for putting a horse in position for those snappy turns. (Chuck - My first riding spurs were side turned rowels. I found them to be effective without "gooching" young horses. With a little practice you learn to "roll" into the horse's side increasing pressure until it works with that horse. I also found this great to sit on the horse, relax my legs and applying light pressure, after a workout, desensitize the sides of horses that were overly ticklish.)  Martha has added some upward lift to the shank for easier effectiveness.   7/8" band. 10 point rowel. 1 5/8" shank.  Ladies size will fit youth.  7/8" Band, Sidewinder

Item #:  MJ0510-1000
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Ty Mitchell - These bits are selected by Ty Mitchell and Martha Josey to be used in the famous Martha Josey Clinics. 

 

 

Josey-Mitchell Chain Gag Short Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. Brown Iron chain mouth prevents the horse from bracing on the bit. The extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll.   
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
Josey-Mitchell Chain Gag Long Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. Brown Iron chain mouth prevents the horse from bracing on the bit. The extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll. Longer shanks add whoa.  
9" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
5/16" Josey-Mitchell Twisted Dogbone Gag Short Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. Stainless steel three-piece mouth works on the corners of the mouth for a quicker response. The extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll.   
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
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Item #: Bit-MJ0132-1000

 

Item #: Bit-MJ0132-2000 Item #: Bit-MJ0132-3000
 

5/16" Josey-Mitchell Twisted Dogbone Gag Long Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. Stainless steel three-piece mouth works on the corners of the mouth for a quicker response. The extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll. Longer shanks add whoa.  
9" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
3/8" Josey-Mitchell Smooth  Snaffle Gag Short Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. A good transition bit from an O-Ring snaffle, or a sensitive or light mouthed horse. Extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll.   
7" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
3/8" Josey-Mitchell Smooth  Snaffle Gag Short Shank Bit 
For Practice and slow work. A good transition bit from an O-Ring snaffle, or a sensitive or light mouthed horse. Extended gag action offers bend & flexion at the poll. Longer shanks add whoa.   
9" Cheeks  5" Mouth   STAGE B
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Item #: Bit-MJ0132-4000 Item #: Bit-MJ0132-5000 Item #: Bit-MJ0132-6000
 

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