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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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Myler Black Seven Shank Low Port Comfort Snaffle Bit
This is a nice choice for horses at the intermediate levels of training and learning the more complex skills like bending, collection and lead changes. This bit applies direct pressure across the bars as it begins the introduction of tongue relief with the low port. The polished sweet iron comfort curved mouthpiece has copper inlay and is unlike traditional snaffles with its rotating barrel that avoids pain and discomfort. This bit has independent side movement to allow riders to isolate one side of the bit for sending clearer signals. The attractive black seven shanks with stainless steel dots and the mouthpiece will naturally rust over time.

Features include:

  • Nice for teaching young horses to bend, balance and collect
  • Polished sweet iron mouth with copper inlay promotes salivation
  • Low port with a stainless barrel relieves some tongue pressure
  • Black 7” seven shanks with stainless steel dots
  • Allows independent side movement for sending clearer signals
  • Applies pressure across the tongue while allowing some tongue relief
  • Black shank will naturally oxidize to an antique brown over time
  • Mouthpiece will rust over time to produce an even sweeter taste
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Shanks: 7”
  • Bar diameter: ½”
  • Center barrel: 1 1/16”
  • Level: 2
$129.99 $116.99
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Myler HBT Shank Low Port Comfort Snaffle Bit
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A nice choice bit for horses that already have basic training and are now learning lateral flexion and lifting at the shoulder. This bit applies direct pressure across the tongue as it begins the introduction of tongue relief with its low port. The polished sweet iron mouthpiece has copper inlay to promote salivation and has independent side movement to allow riders to isolate one side of the bit for sending clearer signals. The attractive black seven shanks with stainless steel dots and the mouthpiece will naturally rust over time.

Features include:

  • Nice for teaching horses lateral flexion and to lift at the shoulder
  • Polished sweet iron mouth with copper inlay promotes salivation
  • Low port with a stainless barrel relieves some tongue pressure
  • Stainless steel shanks and sweet iron mouthpiece with copper inlay
  • Allows independent side movement for sending clearer signals
  • Applies pressure across the tongue while allowing some tongue relief
  • Mouthpiece will rust over time to produce an even sweeter taste
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Shanks: 5”
  • Bar diameter: 7/16”
  • Center barrel: 1 1/16”
  • Level: 2
$123.99 $111.99
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: 5 1/2” swivel shanks
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$99.99 $94.99
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:  5 5/8" swivel cheeks
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$99.99 $94.99
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: 7 5/8”
  • 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:  7”
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • These bits are hand forged –no two bits will be exactly alike
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
$69.99
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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
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
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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
  • 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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  • 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