Our coaches break down everything you need to know about barrel racing bits. Learn why Jordon Briggs uses a ported bit on some of her 4-year-olds, the difference between training bits and running bits from Sharin Hall, and more!
Colt starters like a few different bits to start young horses in. Learn about why Troy likes to use a Dring when starting young horses and how it helps to teach them essential skills for barrel racing.
Have a horse that's shouldering barrels or not being fluid in his turns? Picking a bit that will help a specific problem with a specific horse isn't easy. Troy explains why it's up to the rider with help from the bit maker to see what bit may help the situation.
Selecting a mouth piece can be one of the more challenging aspects of selecting a bit for your horse. Troy Flaharty breaks down the different types of mouth pieces he makes and how they can be used with various cheek pieces to create the feel you're looking for.
You will be utilizing various pressure points in your horse's mouth depending on the type of bit you use and how it's adjusted. Listen as Troy explains the pressure points and how bits are made to communicate using them.
Bit functionality is important, but understanding how to use tools like chin straps will help you to better use the bit you've selected. Chain chin straps are common in barrel racing, but are they what you should be using?