Shank Bits

Shank or Curb bits use a type of lever called a shank to multiply the pressure the rider puts on the reins. More pressure is applied with a longer shank. In addition to creating pressure on the horse’s bars, tongue, and roof of the mouth, a horse will also feel pressure on the poll and chin groove. Shank or curb bits are used on horses more advanced in their training rather than on the young horse. This bit is a leverage bit which means that when the rider applies 5 pounds of pressure on the reins, the horse will feel more than 5 pounds in its mouth. It may feel 10, 15, 20 or more pounds of pressure depending on the length and shape of shank. Unlike the snaffle, where the reins attach at the level of the mouth piece, the reins on a shank bit attach below the level of the mouth piece. The shank bit affects four more areas of the horse’s head than does the snaffle bit. Like the snaffle, the curb bit affects the corners of the mouth, tongue and bars but it additionally affects the roof of the mouth, the jaw, the chin groove.
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Classic Equine Moon Cheek Spade Roller Bit The Moon Cheek Horse bits with rollers were designed i..
$89.59
Kelly Silver Star Curb Bit from JTI This pony curb bit is nickel plated with 4 1/4" mouth. A grea..
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The Argentine Arrow cheek snaffle bit is made with greyed iron and decorated with German Silver trim..
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The Classic Equine, Argentine Arrow cheek twisted, wire, dogbone, snaffle bit is made with..
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Bob Avila Byron Shank Correction by Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents the hors..
$74.95
Bob Avila Byron Shank Ported Chain by Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents the ho..
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Bob Avila Byron Shank Straight Bar Roller by Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents..
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Bob Avila Byron Shank Swivel Port by Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents the hor..
$74.95
Bob Avila Byron Shank Twisted Dogbone from Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents t..
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Bob Avila Byron Shank Chain Bit from Professionals Choice. The seven-style shank prevents th..
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Bob Avila Leaf Shank with Medium Port and Copper Bars Bit by Professionals Choice. This bit featu..
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$105.59
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$74.95
Bob Avila Rio Collection - Medium Port Bit by Professionals Choice. This bit features a medium po..
$74.95