The Ed Wright medium shank gag bit gives futurity champion Vauna Walker lift and light control without constant contact with the horse’s mouth.
The short shank Jim Warner hackamore is NFR qualifier Leslie Smalygo’s choice for “Gus,” a bendy horse that goes on autopilot during a run.
Kassie Mowry adjusts a long shank three-piece Red River Bit to hang loosely in Famous Ladies Man’s mouth to dull out potential miscues, while pairing it with a bonnet to control the start in the alleyway.
Trained by Janna (Beam) Brown and now ridden by Hailey Kinsel, DH Jess Stellar runs best in the Troy Flaharty Duke medium shank two-piece twist. Kinsel explains why…
Slot race winner Tricia Aldridge likes the Dave Elliott Spur Up 04 NS medium shank with a three-piece twist and chain mouthpiece, pairing it with a chain curb to get instant reaction with control at speed.
What sets Western Dove apart from traditional tack is the artistic element. Every set has a unique design of stones and beads creating wearable art. It’s a proprietary concept that originated back in 2008 when Western Dove was started, and the ideas and techniques have been conceptualized and developed by owner and artist Katie Weaver ever since.
2020 WPRA Rookie of the Year and 2018 BFA World Champion Paige Jones uses the versatile Professional’s Choice Pozzi Lifter in a medium shank three-piece to ride and run most of her horses.
A locked O-ring with a medium twist allows $4 million rider Troy Crumrine to let a light horse work during a run.
Kelsey Treharne uses the Flaharty Betty combo bit to bring a strong barrel horse back into her hands without being too harsh.