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Shanked Snaffle Bits

Shanked snaffle bits help provide leverage to the bit with less pressure required from the rider's hands. These bits are instrumental in classes where limited hand movement is preferred.

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Professional's Choice® Clear Signal Shank Snaffle Bit
This 3-piece snaffle has a unique link with a narrow copper roller in the center and is great bit for younger horses transitioning from a basic single joint snaffle. This bit has a smooth mouthpiece so horses will take hold of the bit as it rests comfortably within the mouth and limits excessive movement. The bit is designed to apply pressure to the bars and tongue only as the bit is engaged. After extensive research of the anatomy of the horse’s mouth, Professional’s Choice has developed a line of bits that focuses on bit placement, effective engagement and improved communication between horse and rider.

Features include:

  • Patented design by Ed Dufurrena and Brandon Anthony after extensive research of the equine mouth
  • Strategically placed curb slot for improved bit placement/engagement
  • Blackened alloy steel with a sweet iron mouth that will rust over time
  • Double jointed mouth eliminates the nutcracker effect
  • Applies pressure to the tongue and bars of the mouth
  • 1 ¾” ‘link’ with narrow copper roller in the center
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Cheeks: 6” swivel shanks
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$99.99 $94.99
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Professional's Choice® Clear Signal Lifesaver Bit
This is a nice bit for transitioning horses out of a traditional snaffle and has an innovative mouthpiece design to create clear communication with your horse. This 3-piece bit has a floating center ring with small wrapped copper rollers on the top and bottom that helps horse release nervousness and promote salivation. The strategically placed curb slots improve the bit placement within the mouth and only applies pressure when the bit is engaged. This bit applies pressure to the tongue and bars of the mouth.

Features include:

  • Patented design by Ed Dufurrena and Brandon Anthony after extensive research of the equine mouth
  • Strategically placed curb slot for improved bit placement/engagement
  • Blackened alloy steel with a sweet iron mouth that will rust over time
  • Applies pressure to the tongue and bars of the mouth
  • Cheeks are angled so pressure is applied only when the bit is engaged
  • Bars of the bit are shaped so horses will hold the bit comfortably without movement
  • Floating center ring with copper rollers on top and bottom of ring
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Ring: 1 ¼”
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Cheeks:  6" swivel cheeks
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$99.99 $94.99
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The Twisted Wire snaffle is a nice transition bit for horses ready to step up a level. The twisted wire mouthpiece sends a stronger signal while the longer shanks add leverage and allow a quicker hand to mouth response. This bit applies pressure directly to the tongue and the bars.
  • Stainless
  • Shanks: 8”
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8"
$37.99 $27.99
Dutton bits are handmade and are designed to effectively improve communication between horse and rider.  The Loomis Cheek Dog Bone bit is a versatile three piece bit that is light in severity.

  • Outstanding choice for training at all levels and in the ring
  • Allows for options of rein placement, draw reins and training aids
  • Applies pressure to the outside bars while offering tongue relief
  • Slightly swept back cheeks outstanding balance within the mouth
  • Copper inlayed bars and 2” copper wrapped dog bone center
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • Cheeks:  8”
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • These bits are hand forged –no two bits will be exactly alike
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$69.99
Dutton bits are handmade and are designed to effectively improve communication between horse and rider.  The Short Shank Swept Back Twisted Dog Bone bit is of medium severity.

  • Twisted three piece mouth with a 1 ¾” copper wrapped dog bone
  • Twisted wire bars allows for more feel with less pressure
  • Pressure is applied to the bars and lessens tongue pressure
  • Swept back shanks decrease the response from the riders hand
  • Pinchless blackened steel shanks
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Cheeks:  6”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • How to Measure your Western Bit


$69.99
Great looking intermediate level bit for horses in the earlier levels of training. Beautifully embossed steel shanks feature a blackened background with floral scroll work. The mouthpiece features copper inlay to promote salivation and increase sensitivity. Snaffle bits apply pressure to the tongue and the bars of the mouth.

$49.99 $45.99
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A nice bit for younger horses or riders with inexperienced hands. Beautifully embossed steel shanks feature a blackened background with raised floral scroll work. Three piece mouth with a copper dog bone link helps spread pressure evenly across the tongue and bars.

  • Mouth: 5”
  • Cheeks: 7 ½”
  • Bit diameter: 3/8”
$59.99 $54.99
  • Light, mild bit designed to optimize comfort and communication
  • Sweet iron mouth with comfortable mullen relief with copper inlay
  • Two piece mouthpiece tapers to the center does allow tongue relief
  • Hand forged pinchless blackened steel shanks with a swept back profile
  • Swept back shanks decrease the response time from the rider’s hand
  • Cheeks:  6”
  • Mouth:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • Handmade with a lifetime guarantee
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
These bits are hand forged –no two bits will be exactly alike
$69.99
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  • Nice mild bit designed for comfort and effectively improving communication
  • Allows tongue relief while reaching outside pressure points of the bars
  • Features a copper wrapped dog bone, sweet iron mouth with copper inlay
  • Hand forged blackened steel teardrop shank allows for a pre-signal rein slide
  • Cheeks:  6”
  • Mouth:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • Handmade with a lifetime guarantee
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
These bits are hand forged –no two bits will be exactly alike
$69.99
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  • Nice mild bit designed for comfort and effectively improving communication
  • Allows tongue relief while reaching the outside pressure points of the bars
  • Copper wrapped dog bone (2" wide), sweet iron mouth with copper inlay
  • Hand forged pinchless blackened steel shanks with a swept back profile
  • Swept back shanks decrease the response time from the rider’s hand
  • Cheeks:  6”
  • Mouth:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • Handmade with a lifetime guarantee
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
These bits are hand forged –no two bits will be exactly alike
$69.99
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Myler Embossed 7 Shank Ported Barrel
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  • Stainless steel embossed cheeks in a classic scroll design pattern
  • Sweet iron mouthpiece with narrow medium square ported barrel
  • Ported mouth offers tongue relief while applying pressure to the bars
  • Mouthpiece features copper inlay to encourage and promote salivation
  • Polished sweet iron naturally rusts or oxidizes which has a sweet taste
  • Cheeks:  7 ½”
  • Level:  2-3
  • Mouth:  5”
  • Port height:  1”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$133.95 $122.99
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  • Attractive handcrafted bit that is perfect for the show ring or every day training
  • Antique bronze cheeks with silver dot trim and the Texas star concho
  • Applies pressure evenly across the tongue and bars when reins are pulled evenly
  • Each side can be used individually to work on suppling exercises and balance
  • Stainless steel mouthpiece with copper inlay to promote salivation
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Cheeks:  7:
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$36.99 $29.99