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Hand Forged Dutton Bits

Developed to make better horsemen who, in turn, make better horses. Hand forged bits are designed to help achieve the ultimate communication and success between horse and rider.

  • Handmade
  • Lifetime Guarantee

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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:  4 1/2”
  • 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 bit for younger horses as well as schooling/showing the seasoned pro
  • Majority of pressure is applied to the outside pressure points of the bars
  • The shorter swept back hand forged shank offers light to medium severity
  • Blackened shank design offers more leverage to encourage flexion at the poll
  • Stainless steel mouthpiece allows each side to work independently
  • Center link is 2” long with a 1 ¼” port with loose copper rollers
  • Each bit is hand forged with and offset mouthpiece for comfort
  • Cheeks:  6”
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Port height:  1 ¼”
  • 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
$72.99
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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:  5 1/4”
  • 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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Dutton Teardrop Twisted Wire Life Saver Bit

This 3 piece twisted wire Dutton bit is designed for comfort and effectively improving communication with your horse. This is a nice bit for transitioning young horses to a bit and achieving lateral movement.

$74.99
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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:  5 1/4”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • How to Measure your Western Bit


$69.99
New
Dutton Swept Back Short Shank Twisted Wire Life Saver Bit

This 3 piece Dutton bit is perfect for achieving lateral movement while applying soft, even pressure across the tongue and limited reach to the outside pressure points of the bars.

$74.99
New
Dutton Swept Back Short Shank Twisted Wire 3 Piece Medium Port Bit

This is a nice bit for transitioning younger horses to a bit as well as for schooling or showing the seasoned pro. All Dutton bits have a lifetime warranty.

$74.99
New
Dutton Teardrop Square Mouth Dogbone Bit

This mild three piece bit is ideal for horses in the early levels of training as well as for schooling the seasoned pro.

 

$74.99
New
Dutton Teardrop Twisted Wire 3 Piece Medium Port Bit

This 3 piece twisted wire Dutton bit is designed to help riders effectively improve communication with their horses. This bit is a nice transition bit for younger horses as well as for schooling the seasoned pro.

$74.99
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  • A nice bit for teaching horses to respond using lighter hands
  • Each bit is hand forged and designed to effectively improve communication
  • Offset twisted wire mouthpiece features copper wire wrapping
  • Features a full sleeve mouthpiece that results in absolutely no pinching
  • 3” hand forged D style rings help encourage horses to turn correctly
  • Crafted from stainless steel and is offset to optimize comfort
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • Handmade with a lifetime guarantee
These bits are hand forged-no two bits will be exactly alike
$49.99
  • 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:  5”
  • 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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  • Each bit is hand forged and designed to specifically aid communication
  • Nice light two piece copper inlayed mouthpiece tapers to the center
  • Offset  with mullen relief bars allowing slightly more tongue relief
  • Blackened steel shank design allows a pre-signal rein slide
  • Cheeks:  4 1/2”
  • Mouthpiece:  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
$74.99

Dutton is a special company that produces their own line of exceptional, hand forged Dutton bits. They introduced their first bit in 1976 to enhance the two-way conversation between horse and rider. Bridle bits are essential tools in being able to successfully communicate with your horse.

At Schneiders, we offer several styles of Dutton’s handmade bits. The bits differ in terms of severity — light or mild, medium, strong and transitional. Because they are unique and hand forged, no two bits are exactly alike. Dutton handmade horse bits all come with a lifetime guarantee.

Light and Mild Snaffle Bits

Dutton light, mild bit designs include the swept back shank snaffle bit, teardrop dog bone snaffle bit, Loomis cheek dog bone, teardrop smooth snaffle and swept back dog bone snaffle bit. Features of their light snaffle bits, depending on the model, include optimal comfort and communication, sweet iron mouth with copper inlay and two-piece tapered mouthpiece for tongue relief. Swept back shanks shorten response time from the rider’s hand, while a hand forged blackened steel teardrop shank allows for a pre-signal rein slide.

Medium Severity Snaffle Bits

In the medium range of snaffle bits, there’s the light to medium square snaffle D-ring snaffle bit, with square edges that apply a bit more pressure and send a stronger signal. There’s also the 3-piece medium port with roller, which is a good bit for both younger horses and the seasoned professional. Most of the pressure is applied to the bars’ outside pressure points. Another medium severity bit is the short shank swept back twisted dog bone bit. The twisted wire bars allow for greater feel with less pressure.

Medium to Strong Snaffle Bits

Stronger snaffle bits are the swept back twisted gag snaffle, which has a narrower twisted wire mouth with mullen relief for some tongue relief. This is an effective “tune-up” mouthpiece. There’s also the mullen relief D-ring snaffle bit, which sends a strong signal and includes a sweet iron mouth with copper inlay and mullen relief.

Transitional Snaffle Bits

One of Dutton’s transition bits is the floating spoon teardrop cheek Western bit. It has a 3 piece mouthpiece and a shorter shank to introduce the horse to curb pressure. The teardrop cheek design sends a slower signal, giving the horse advance warning and more time to respond. Pressure is applied to the bars of the mouth and the palate. The blackened steel rusts and produces a sweet taste to promote salivation.