Curb & Training
A basic Western curb bit has a gently ported mouthpiece and shanks to which the reins attach. As the rider takes a feel of the reins, more leverage is exerted on the horse's mouth and also on the poll (where the bridle goes over the head, behind the ears). By increasing the amount of port on the mouthpiece, pressure is applied to the roof of the mouth also. Since Western horses are ridden on a loose rein, the longer shank allows the rider to utilize the leverage by giving extremely light rein aids and attaining the same result as a rider using a snaffle on a firmer contact. In the English curb bit the port can also vary in severity. In general the shanks on English bits are shorter than on Western bits - four to five inches on an English bit as opposed to up to eight or nine inches on a Western one. The English curb bit is often used in a double bridle. In the double bridle, two bits are actually used. One is the curb, called the Weymouth and one is the snaffle, called the Bridoon. Both of these bits are used together to refine the aids in the higher levels of dressage competition.
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Bit Master Sweet Iron Snaffle with Loose Shank

5" mouth
7/16" sweet iron snaffle with loose shank, 5" mouth, 4" shank length. Low leverage shank is gentle on a colt, but the rider can still keep control in difficult situations.

Black Steel Snaffle Mouth with Copper Inlay

Black steel. 5"(127mm) snaffle mouth with copper inlay. Swivel pelham style, 8½" (215mm) cheeks.
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Chrome Mouth Tom Thumb Snaffle Bit

5" mouth
Snaffle mouth. 6" Chrome plated cheeks.

Colt Bit Copper Mouth

Colt Bit. 7"(177mm) stainless steel swivel cheeks.

Colt Bit Stainless Steel Mouth

Colt Bit. 7"(177mm) stainless steel swivel cheeks.
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Colt Pelham Bit with Copper Roller

5" mouth

Copper Mouth Correction Bit

Stainless steel Copper Mouth Correction Bit is considered one of the most severe mouth pieces available. Applies tongue pressure at both flexible joints of the port as well as on the bars of the horses mouth. 5" copper high port mouth, 6-1/2" cheeks.
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Copper Mouth Tom Thumb Snaffle Bit

6" chrome plated cheeks.

Correction Bit with Copper High Port

Stainless steel Correction Bit with copper high port and 9 1/2" cheeks.

Jointed Port Mouth with Stainless Steel Roller Training Bit

Stainless steel training bit. 5"(127mm) jointed port mouth with stainless steel roller. 6"(168mm) cheeks.
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Loose Jaw Colt 7/16" Smooth Sweet Iron

5" mouth
5" Cheeks. Excellent for leaving a ring snaffle and introducing a small amount of curb pressure. Young horses as well as tender mouthed horses will accept this mouthpiece well.
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Nickel Plated Curb Bit - Low Port Mouth

5" mouth
Nickel plated curb bit with low port mouth. 7-1/2" cheeks.

Precision, Stainless Steel Correction Bit

Precision, stainless steel correction bit. 5"(127mm) mouth. Flat 8"(203mm) cheeks.

Snaffle Mouth with Stainless Steel and Copper Rollers

Stainless steel. 5"(127mm) snaffle mouth with stainless steel and copper rollers. 7"(177mm) swivel cheeks.

Stainless Steel Correction Bit with Combo Covered Rollers

Stainless steel Correction Bit with a combination of stainless steel and doubled copper covered rollers on 5" port mouth and brown steel curved 8-1/2" cheeks.

Stainless Steel Medium Port Mouth with Copper Roller

Stainless steel. 5"(127mm) medium port mouth with copper roller. 6½"(165mm) cheeks.
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Stainless Steel Training Snaffle with Copper Mouth

5" mouth
Copper snaffle mouth. 7" pelham cheeks.
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Stainless Steel Training Snaffle with Sliding Copper Roller

5" mouth
3-piece snaffle mouth with sliding copper roller. 7" cheeks.
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Wide Port Curb Bit - Korsteel

5", 5-1/4" and 5-3/4"

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