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Spade Bits

Spade Bits
Spade Bits
Spade bits, often called cathedral bits, are an advanced western horse bit with a specialized ported mouthpiece and long, often ornate shanks. Shop our assortment of spade bits with mouthpieces including high port, copper, roller or cathedral shape from top brands like Robert Pinchless™ and FES.
Robart™ Spring Loaded Spade Mouth Bit
$99.99
$69.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
Robart™ Precision Cathedral Bit
$85.99
$59.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 20 Reviews
FES Cathedral With Silver Cheeks
$70.99
$49.99
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 Reviews
FES Cathedral Mouth Bit with Antique Finish
$85.99
$59.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 7 Reviews
FES Competitor Ball Jointed Spade
$85.99
$59.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
FES Congress Cathedral Bit
$56.99
$39.99
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
FES Cathedral Mouth Bit with Dots
$64.99
$44.99
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
FES Aluminum Cheek Cathedral Cutter Bit
$79.99
$29.99
Closeout
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
FES Cathedral with Aluminum Engraved Cheeks
$71.99
$49.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review

Popular Spade Bits for Your Horses

The spade bit is a traditional vaquero design for a type of curb bit for horses. With straight, and often ornate shanks, spade bits are considered a highly advanced bit.

The spade bit is a ported bit with a straight bar and a narrow "spooned" port. Spade bits apply pressure to the horse’s palate and depending on the size, some more pressure than others. As an advanced bit it requires the soft and independent hands of an experienced rider.

Western Spade Bits

Spade bits for the western horse are available in stainless steel, black steel and copper, or with copper inlays. Copper added to a horse bit works to promote the horse’s salivation glands.

Certain spade bits are available with swivel cheeks and swivel port allowing the rider to work each side separately while schooling.

Standard mouthpiece size for the spade bit is 5" wide with different sized ports.

Riding a horse in a spade bit is a process as not all horses have the mouth shape or temperament appropriate for its use.

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