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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Bob Avila Rio Collection - Straight Roller Bit by Professionals Choice. This mouthpiece is a stra..
$74.95
Bob Avila Seven Shank Correction by Professionals Choice. The Seven Shank design is weighted with..
$82.59
Bob Avila Seven Shank Medium Port Roller by Professionals Choice. The Seven Shank design is weigh..
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Bob Avila Seven Shank Straight Bar Roller by Professionals Choice. The Seven Shank Design is weig..
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Bob Avila Signature Shank Medium Copper Port by Professional Choice. This bit features a solid mo..
$78.95
 The Cavalry Star cheek correction bite by Classic Equine is made of browned iron with German S..
$89.95
The Cavalry Star cheek Frog Port Roller bit from Classic Equine is made of browned iron with German ..
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The Cavalry Star cheek High Port Roller by Classic Equine is made of browned iron with German Silver..
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Professionals Choice Derby Twisted Low Port Bit Derby Bit 6.75" Cheek This fixed cheek leverag..
$44.95
Professionals Choice Derby 3-Piece Smooth Bit  This fixed cheek leverage bit is well suited ..
$44.95
Professionals Choice Derby 3-Piece Twisted Bit  This fixed cheek leverage bit is well suited..
$44.95
Professionals Choice Derby Chain Mouth Bit 6.75"  This fixed cheek leverage bit is well suit..
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Professionals Choice Derby Smooth  Medium Port Bit Derby Bit 6.75" Cheek This fixed cheek..
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Professionals Choice Derby 7" Chain Bit This cheek is good for a horse that has progressed in its..
$48.95