Good tack, gear and equipment are crucial for barrel racing as they ensure the safety and comfort of both the rider and their horse, aiding smooth and efficient runs. Find out what our coaches are using and why, plus how you can incorporate them into your own riding.
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.