Cowboy Shank Bits

The shank is designed to set the headstall back away from the eyes.  It has good balance and medium to good control. Ropers especially like this design. Some of the bits allow quick response with minimal work from your arms. 

Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina, creating a sweet taste for the horse, making the bit more acceptable & increasing salivation for a supple mouth.

Cowboy Shank Bit
1/2" Sweet Iron Medium Port

Designed for horses that try to lip a bit, the mullen relief in the mouthpiece makes it comfortable and easy to pack. You will like the way the headstall rings set back on this bit. It helps move the bridle back away from the eyes. This bit has medium to good control. 
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 1.5" Port

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Cowboy Shank Bit
1/2" High Port Sweet Iron
with Copper Roller

Designed to set the headstall back away from the eyes, this bit has very good balance.  Copper roller adds a little tongue pressure for better control and is excellent for nervous horse that like to play with the bit.  It helps break a horse over at the poll for a good head set. 
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 2" Port.

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Solid Pleasure Bit
7/16" Sweet Iron Forward Sweetwater Port with Extra Mullen Relief

The Solid Pleasure bit, sometimes called a "sweetwater" bit, is exactly what it says. The forward sweetwater mouth makes this bit very easy for the horse to carry. The shape of the port along with the extra mullen relief is comfortable for the horse as it provides tongue relief while distributing any pressure evenly across the horse's mouth.
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth

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Rutledge Roper Bit
Sweet Iron Low Port

Often misunderstood, it looks to be severe but when ridden with a medium to tight curb the mouthpiece will lay flat on the bars, over a wide area, touching more and many new nerves.  Often used successfully on horses with damaged tongue or bars, the unique floating shank allows the curb to be drawn from side to side for another totally new feel.  Many riders who have tried this bit say it works OK the first day, better the next day, better the next and by the end of the week cannot believe the control they have regained. 
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 3/4" Port.

Swivel Polo Bit
Low Port Sweet Iron Mouth

Swivel shanks are a horseman's dream come true.   It adds lateral control to the quick rate and collection already offered by the traditional Polo bit.  Not only for competition, this bit is a welcome addition to any trainer's collection to collect and control young horses. 
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 3/4" Port.


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Loose Seven Shank 1/2" Medium Port Sweet Iron with Copper Roller
Designed for a horse that tries to lip a bit. Good leverage for control. Shank also swivels from the mouhpiece to enhance lateral control. Mouthpiece has a roller - good for the nervous horse that likes to play with the bit. Adds some tonge presasure to help break a horse over at the poll for better head set. Achieve more control than with a normal medium port.  8" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 1.5" Port.

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Short Lifter Bit
3/8 Sweet Iron Medium Port

A great option to aid the rider aligning the horse's body. Loose mouthpiece and independent shanks make this an excellent transition bit from the ring snaffle to the leveraged bit & an excellent choice for pasture or trail riding. 
7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth 1 3/8 Port.
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