Choosing a Correction Bit

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding

Choosing a Correction Bit

This is a discussion on Choosing a Correction Bit within the Western Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • How severe is a correction bit
  • Have you tried a myler correctional bit

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-27-2013, 10:50 AM
Choosing a Correction Bit

I want to try using a correction bit on my horse. Which type of bits are the least severe? Which would you recommend?
Sponsored Links
    07-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Also what do you think of Myler bits. Every big tack store I've been to carries them.
    07-27-2013, 11:44 AM
If you're looking for something that's not going to be severe, I'd suggest not looking at correction bits.

Why, exactly, do you want to try a correction bit?

IMHO, the Myler bits are good...but overpriced.
beau159 and littlestars like this.
    07-28-2013, 12:07 PM
I don't want to use one because I want it to correct some problem, make him stop/steer etc. I want to get one because he moves well off my seat, legs, and reins but I want to take him a step further. I have heard that they can be harsh but it seems to me that they would be relatively mild in the right hands because the mouthpiece can move around.
    07-28-2013, 03:29 PM

I have one that looks mostly like this, I like it because every single piece can move around. Just remember light on the hands, they can be very severe if used wrong
    07-28-2013, 03:36 PM
Just my own personal preference, but if I choose a bit with a harsher style of mouth, I like to keep the shanks as short as possible.

As far as correction bits go, I like the look of these not only because they are short shanked, but also because they have the extra ring for reins if you want to make it into a snaffle pressure ratio...


I also wonder about this one since it's got the myler type hinge in addition to the correction mouth...
    07-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Originally Posted by Casey02    

I have one that looks mostly like this, I like it because every single piece can move around. Just remember light on the hands, they can be very severe if used wrong
I've seen this one many times and debated getting it. I've also looked at the Bob Avila Signature Shank Correctional but the darn thing is like $90!
    07-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Check out smith bros; they have a high port from Tyler Magnus on sale that is similiar to a correction, but it is slightly milder -- I use one for my head horse when roping, it really helps keep the shoulder up and can really enhance the stop -- "if" the horse has been trained to stop correctly.
    07-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Green Broke
I use the Bob Avila correction bit on my horse on occasion to "remind" him. It what the reining trainer used on him to advance him.

For 80% of our riding, I use a Reinsman Low Port bit (again that my trainer had recommended). I am able to be super light with it because I barely need to lift on the reins and he responds.

I do like to ride in a variety of bits here and there; I feel it keeps things fresh for the horse.

Always remember: The bit is only as harsh as the hands behind it.
    07-29-2013, 11:03 PM
Thank you very much beau159 and ropinbiker, I will take a look that those. Ropinbiker- you said exactly what I want to achieve with my horse- help him pick up his shoulder better and to stop with his shoulders up- not to teach him how to do these things. Also beau159- again what I was hoping to achieve with my horse- only very light contact needed to communicate (especially at shows).

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Copper Twisted Wire Snaffle to a Correction Bit?? kjcoble2678 Western Pleasure 5 07-13-2013 01:06 PM
WTB: 5" low port correction bit tasunke Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 05-22-2013 11:22 PM
ISO myler style low port correction bit raisinandelana Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 01-15-2013 12:08 PM
Western correction bit.... Muppetgirl Horse Tack and Equipment 11 01-05-2013 03:58 PM
WANTED DM lifter correction bit gbwebbpaints Horse Tack and Equipment 0 12-07-2009 03:56 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0