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Engraved Shank Roller Bar Correction Bit by Partrade

Aluminum Smooth Correction Bit, 5" Sweet Iron mouth w/ copper barrels, 8" Engraved aluminum cheeks. 5½" shank. 2" port. Imported.


I'm assuming the 8" is from top to botton so where is the 5 1/2?

Also - comments from western pleasure folks on this bit please?

Pro's, con's... better bit suggestions?
 

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It does help. Thanks.

Just so I understand:

Less curve is more
Longer shank is more

What about those S shaped ones? Are they more or less?
 

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and you are talking 5 1/2 inches from like the mouth down. Nothing above right? So if I take a ruler, that's the length I'm looking at, right?
 

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K. I ordered it. Thanks for the help guys.

If I need more then I think my next step is a "roller"? He apparently pulls too much on the bit which is probably from the fact that I kept way too much contact on him. We're getting better though...
 

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I think I might want a roller in the port? I'm really not sure. I only found one bit online that had a roller in the port though.....
 

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Riley actually doesn't like a solid bit as much. I'm thinking, to him, it may be more harsh. He seems happier in the correction bit. My new trainer mentioned that I may need a roller. I was going to wait two weeks before I take another lesson which was why I was kind of asking for the advice here. But I think I may try to sneak one this weekend. (I have the vet coming on Monday for shots and chiro so the RESPONSIBLE thing would be to wait two weeks for a lesson)...

Anyway... I am pretty ignorant on bits. My horse Pistol used the same copper roller D ring his entire show career and I still have that bit on his bridle. He had a western bit that was probably a tom thumb now that I think of it. It's collecting dust somewhere since he only gets ridden about once every 6 months anymore. He's 28 this year....
 
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