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.
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.
The Petska chain port bit along with an L&W bonnet helps National Finals Rodeo qualifier Emily Miller Beisel keep her long-strided gelding Namgis D 33 (“Chongo”) balanced, low and collected around the turns.
The double mouthpiece twisted snaffle bit helps trainer Alona James ride off-the-track barrel horses with contact and control.
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.
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.
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.