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FES Competitor Ball Jointed Spade

Overview
FES Competitor Ball Jointed Spade
Nice bit for seasoned, finished horses showing in Western classes.

  • Not for inexperienced riders, heavy handed riders or young horses
  • High port automatically engages when the horse lifts his head
  • Relies on bar and palate pressure, offering relief when horse flexes at the poll
  • Stainless steel swivel cheeks and swivel port with copper rollers on each side
  • Swivel port allows rider to work each side separately while schooling
  • Copper helps promote salivation and increase sensitivity
  • Mouthpiece: 5"
  • Cheeks: 6 3/8"
  • Port: 3 1/2"
  • Bit diameter: 1/2"

How to Measure your Western Bit
What bits are made of
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 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 Rubber softens the action of the bit as it is softer than traditional metals. Rubber-covered bits are generally thicker than metal.
Aluminum Aluminum is lightweight and easy to maintain.
Plastic 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.
Black Iron The material appears rusty after repeated use. This oxidation tastes sweet tot he horse and increases salivation.

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

What bits are made of
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 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 Rubber softens the action of the bit as it is softer than traditional metals. Rubber-covered bits are generally thicker than metal.
Aluminum Aluminum is lightweight and easy to maintain.
Plastic 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.
Black Iron The material appears rusty after repeated use. This oxidation tastes sweet tot he horse and increases salivation.

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

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Brand FES
MPN 255018
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