National Finals Rodeo qualifier Shali Lord has everything she needs to effectively communicate with Freckles Ta Fame in the Neil Merrill medium shank three-piece twisted—lift, whoa, and a balanced feel with a quick response.
Five-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Stevi Hillman runs “Sharpie” in a two-piece twist No Hit Bit to keep the gelding round throughout the turns.
No matter the mouthpiece, the Troy Flaharty medium shank lifter bit is a staple in leading breeder and trainer Bo Hill’s barn.
The Johnson hack combination bit by Reinsman allows two-time world champion Hailey Kinsel to engage either the bit or the noseband at different points in the turn on DM Sissy Hayday.
Champion trainer and $1 million rider Brandon Cullins rides in the Shallow Creek clover bit to get lateral shoulder control on a horse that naturally rates and drags its hind end.
Ivy Saebens switched to a Troy Flaharty combination with a slow twist Billy Allen mouthpiece when KN Fabs Gift Of Fame started getting too pushy in her previous bridle.
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.
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.