The Ed Wright medium shank gag bit with a three-piece twisted mouthpiece gives futurity champion Vauna Walker lift and light control without having to maintain constant contact with the horse’s mouth.
Shank: Medium with Moderate Gag
“It’s got a little lift to it. I’ve never been able to ride in an O-ring snaffle, because if I have to keep very much contact, it gets my weight off balance — I don’t know if I end up having to pull or if my arms are weak, I’m not sure — but if I can have a little bit of lift, then I don’t hardly ever have to take ahold. [On Royal Crown futurity champion DTF Classey Chick], it’s a lot of bit to ride her in, but when she’s running really hard I can touch her lightly and she’s right there. I’ve ridden that on a lot of different colts, and I think people pick bits that complement how they use their hands, and that works for me.”
Mouthpiece: Twisted Wire with Dog Bone
“I’m not a great bit expert, but I think it works more on the tongue [than a two-piece]. I’ve had some horses that hate that, but [DTF Classey Chick] seems to carry it, and she’s not bothered by much.”
Curb: Loose Chain
“It’s a chain, and it’s maybe a little looser than I’ve seen people ride with it, so you’ve got a little bit of play there, but it’s not hanging loose.”