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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Equisential Performance Short Shank Bit - Twisted Wire Snaffle by Professionals Choice. This bit ..
$29.95
Equisential Tom Thumb Bit by Professionals Choice. Appropriate for a variety of horses, the strai..
$31.95
Classic Equine Horseshoe Seven Cheek bit. The Horseshoe Seven cheek is made of browned iron and d..
$89.59
The Lightning Seven cheek bit by Classic Equine is made with greyed iron and trimmed with Germa..
$89.59
Lightning Seven Cheek High Port Roller by Classic Equine.  The Lightning Seven cheek is made..
$89.59
Lightning Seven Cheek Low Port by Classic Equine. The Lightning Seven cheek is made with browned ..
$89.59
Myler Lynn McKenzie MMB Medium Shank MB 06 bit from Toklat. Lynn McKenzie Signature Series Stainless..
$159.95
Nickel Plated 4" Pony Bit. Low port Mouth, 6 5/8" cheeks from Ozark. A bit is a type of horse tac..
$14.89
Pony 4 1/2" Tom Thumb Snaffle Bit from Ozark. Nickle plated, 6" Cheeks. A bit is a type of horse ..
$17.25
Pony Chrome Plated Tom Thumb snaffle breaking bit with Copper Mouth. 4 1/2" Snaffle Mouth, 6" Cheeks..
$29.85
6" Cheek Professional Series Snaffle Bit  The 6 cheek by Classic Equine has a 2-1/2 purchase..
$66.95
Scroll Flower Cheek Large Roller Bit from Classic Equine The Scroll Flower cheek offers the best ..
$89.59
Scroll Flower Cheek Snaffle Bit The Scroll Flower cheek offers the best of cowboy tradition and G..
$89.59
Sharon Camarillo Lifter Bit from Reinsman 9" Cheeks, 5" Mouth, 1 3/8" Port. 3/8" Sweet Iron Mediu..
$68.95
Sharon Camarillo Short Lifter Bit 7" Cheeks, 5" Mouth, 1 3/8" Port. 3/8" Sweet Iron Medium Port. ..
$70.29