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FES Congress Cathedral Bit

FES Congress Cathedral Bit

Item # 21150
  • Great bit for the seasoned, finished Western pleasure or working cow horses
  • Keeps horses very responsive to cues and keeps riders hands very light
  • Ideal for teaching horses to break at the poll and lift at the shoulder
  • Black steel cheeks and mouthpiece with copper inlay to promote salivation
  • Applies pressure to the bars and palate and lessens tongue pressure
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Cheeks:  7”
  • Port:  3”
  • Bit diameter:  7/16”
Item Availability Quantity Price
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$41.99 $29.99
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FES Congress Cathedral Bit

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super bit at a great price

By defense rests ranch

from geneva, al

About Me Experienced Rider

Verified Buyer


  • Good Value
  • Nice For Show


    Best Uses

    • Show Ring

    Comments about FES Congress Cathedral Bit:

    great bit for super well trained horse in the show ring, makes cues light and horse immediately responsive
    you have to have light hands to use this bit.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great bit

    By Kristen

    from Eleva, Wi

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about FES Congress Cathedral Bit:

    My western pleasure mare goes great in this bit!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Better than I expected.

    By 7Pistol1

    from South Carolina

    Verified Buyer


    • Affordable
    • Copper inlays


    • A couple of rough edges
    • Rusted quickly

    Best Uses

    • For the finished horse

    Comments about FES Congress Cathedral Bit:

    I use this bit on both of my finished cowhorses. It makes them break at the poll and the wither without resistance.

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    What bits are made of...

    If you have any questions about this product or a type of bit, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com
    Stainless Steel

    Bits are most commonly made of stainless steel. Stainless steel can be cleaned and polished repeatedly without damaging the finish. It is strong, durable, and flavorless and does not impact salivation. Some stainless steel mouths are inlaid with copper.


    Copper encourages salivation to increase the sensitivity of the horse’s mouth. It warms up quicker than stainless steel in cold weather.

    Sweet Iron

    Sweet iron is cold-rolled steel. The material appears rusty after repeated use. This oxidation tastes sweet to the horse and increases salivation.  


    Rubber softens the action of the bit as it is softer than traditional metals. Rubber-covered bits are generally thicker than metal.   


    Aluminum is lightweight and easy to maintain.


    Plastic bits are softer than traditional metal bits and they are durable. Many plastic bits are scented or flavored.

    Nickel Silver

    Nickel silver is a nickel alloy, also known as German silver. It encourages salivation for a more sensitive and supple mouth.  

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