This is a great bit for elevating a horse's shoulder going into a turn. It aids the rider in holding a horse's shoulder steady, maintaining a more optimal body position around a barrel. Very fair and forgiving, the mouthpiece is set forward on the shank, which helps increase lift and lateral movement. This bit also helps to maintain forward motion on horses that anticipate a turn. The Shoulder Holder is also a great tool for retraining manmade habits in aged horses
Small Chain Mouth
3" Cheeks 5 1/2" Mouth
The unique design of this bit offers direct control similar to a ring snaffle, while offering the additional control of curb pressure. This bit can serve as a training snaffle or as a transition bit. This bit can serve as a training snaffle or as a transition bit for a horse that is ready to move along in the bitting process. Use with a leather or chain curb strap.
This shank is designed for the stronger horse who still needs the flexibility of the gag cheek. The longer shank and gag action provides more poll pressure which encourages greater flexion and gives you more control.
The traditional snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece so it is easy for a horse to carry and is comfortable. This mouthpiece will apply even pressure to the corners of a horse’s mouth.