No matter the mouthpiece, the Troy Flaharty medium shank lifter bit is a staple in leading breeder and trainer Bo Hill’s barn.
Bit maker Troy Flaharty added a floating port to spice up a smooth mouthpiece, making this bit trainer Jordon Briggs’ go-to medium-shank lifter for a horse with a sensitive mouth.
National Finals Rodeo qualifier and multiple pro rodeo champion Dona Kay Rule’s go-to bit is a simple D-ring snaffle with a smooth mouthpiece and Don Dodge cheek.
The Kathy James two-piece twisted mouthpiece helps trainer Ivy Hurst keep her horses soft for everyday training.
Designed by champion futurity trainer Chris Martin to help a horse stand up and travel balanced on its own without lifting from the rider, the CM 44 bit is trainer Molly Otto’s go-to for daily riding and tuning.
National Finals Rodeo qualifier and champion futurity trainer Jordon Briggs uses a short-shank lifter bit with a square mullen mouthpiece to balance out overly bendy horses.
Michele McLeod’s innovative Greg Darnall-made bit has a sculpted mouthpiece to apply pressure and allow the horse to release itself.
Barrel horse trainer Emilie Veillette discusses her “Winner” reverse gag with a twist and chain mouthpiece in her new line of Metalab bits.
Trainer Audra Masterson discusses why she likes the Dave Elliott Spur Up 02 with a floating port and cricket roller for both colts and finished horses.