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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Professionals Choice Derby Snaffle 7" Shank Bit Derby Bit 7" Cheek This cheek is good for a ho..
$48.95
Sherry Cervi Diamond Long Shank Chain bit from Classic Equine.  This is a bit with a longer ..
$67.95
Sherry Cervi Diamond Long Shank O Ring Square Snaffle Bit by Classic Equine. This is a bit w..
$67.95
Sherry Cervi Diamond Short Shank Barrel Bit by Classic Equine with Chain mouthpiece. This is a bi..
$67.95
Equisential Correction Bit by Professionals Choice. The four moving parts allow the horse to resp..
$27.95
Equisential  Medium Port Bit by Professionals Choice. This versatile mouthpiece works for a ..
$27.95
Equisential Performance Long Shank Bit - Lifesaver by Professionals Choice. This shank will give ..
$31.95
Equisential Performance Long Shank Bit - Dogbone by Professional Choice. This shank will give mor..
$31.95
Equisential Performance Long Shank Bit - Ported Chain by Professionals Choice. This shank will gi..
$31.95
Equisential Performance Long Shank Bit - Smooth Snaffle by Professional's Choice. This shank will..
$31.95
Equisential Performance Long Shank Bit - Twisted Wire Snaffle by Professionals Choice. This shank..
$31.95
Equisential Performance Short Shank Bit - Dogbone by Professionals Choice. This bit is excellent ..
$29.95
Equisential Performance Short Shank Bit - Lifesaver by Professionals Choice. This bit is excellen..
$29.95
Equisential Performance Short Shank Bit - Ported Chain by Professionals Choice. This bit is excel..
$29.95
Equisential Performance Short Shank Bit - Smooth Snaffle by Professionals Choice. This bit is exc..
$29.95