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Western Bits

Western Bits
Western Bits
Western horse bits are really not one type of bit, but different types of western bits that are commonly used on western horses. The types of horse bits popular with the western horse and rider are curb bits or shank bits, snaffle bits, and various types of corrections bits. Our western bits are available in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, sweet iron, Happy Mouth, rubber and more. Shop western bits top brands like Myler, Professional‘s Choice®, Dutton, FES and more!
FES Low Port Roller Short Shank Walking Horse Bit
$49.99
$34.99
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FES Bit Western Jointed Port/Roller Mouth
$47.99
$34.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 Reviews
FES Offset D Ring Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
$47.99
$32.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 Reviews
FES Cathedral Mouth Bit with Antique Finish
$85.99
$59.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
FES Antique Correction Bit
$64.99
$27.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Weaver Gag Bridle With Bit
$41.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
FES Pro Correction w/Copper Roller D Ring Bit
$64.99
$44.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
Bob Avila Correction Bit
$91.95
$82.99
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Bob Avila Signature Snaffle Bit
$76.95
$69.99
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Dutton Teardrop Dog Bone Snaffle Bit
$82.95
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 8 Reviews
FES D Ring Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit with Copper Roller
$39.99
$27.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 25 Reviews

Popular Western Bits from Schneider Saddlery

Using the right bit is the key to good communication with your western horse. We carry many types of western horse bits in all styles and levels of pressure, from snaffle to curb bits with high ports. When people think of the western bit they often visualize a bit with a shank. Many shanks in the western world are adorned with silver engraved plates or just decoratively engraved themselves, making them not only functional but beautiful. We have a large selection of western bits with shanks in various lengths, styles and functions.

For western schooling and training bits a popular go to bit is the western snaffle bit. Snaffle horse bits come in a variety of cheek piece shapes such as a loose ring, d-ring and eggbutt snaffle. The mouthpieces of a snaffle bit can be straight, jointed or double-jointed in nature. A Tom Thumb snaffle is not actually a snaffle at all as it has a shank. Snaffle bits apply direct pressure to the horse without leverage.

The curb bit is a leverage bit, applying pressure on the mouth, chin, and the poll and if the curb bit also has a ported mouthpiece, pressure will also be applied to the tongue and the palate. The curb bit or shank bit are very popular with western riders and are common in many western disciplines. Curb bits can be used as pleasure bits, roping bits, and reining horse bits.

A western correction bit commonly has a ported mouthpiece, most have swivel cheeks or are spring loaded. Many people use chain bits for horses who need extra encouragement to respond to the riders aids. Some correction bits like the kimberwicks, have hooks for use with a curb chain. Correction Bits help with training your western horse more effectively. These bits give you a bit of extra leverage while in the saddle, enhancing pressure on the chin and bars while holding the tongue.

Shop our western horse bits for sale to find your bit. We have bits perfect for every occasion: whether you are training, hitting the trails, or entering the show ring we are certain we have the perfect western horse bit for you and your horse.

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