Horse Bits English, Western and Accessories 

At Horse Tack Company, you can find the best English and western horse bits at prices you can afford. Horse Tack Co. offers well over 1,200 horse bits in sizes to fit miniature horses up to draft horses. Choose selections from the top brand names, including Herm Sprenger bits, patented Coronet Adjusta bits, Myler bits and Robart pinchless bits and Chuck Bits. 

We also provide bits for specific breeds, such as Walking Horses, Paso Finos and Icelandic horses. When you are looking for a special horse bit to suit your horse training problem, you will find it at a price you can afford. 

Types of Horse Bits

Horse bits are one of the most confusing pieces of horse tack — after all, it seems like there are endless options to choose from. Finding the right type and fit is key to your horse's comfort as well as the amount of control and communication you'll have when riding.

There are five basic styles of bits that we Carry here at Horse Tack Co.:

1. Snaffle Bits

Snaffle bits are one of the most common types of bits. Snaffle bits come with either a solid mouthpiece, a two-piece mouthpiece, a three-piece mouthpiece or multiple links. There are different ring designs to choose from as well, such as an egg butt, full cheek or D-ring.

Regardless of the mouthpiece or ring type, all snaffle bits are direct pull bits. That means that when a rider pulls on the reins, the pressure goes to the horse's mouth instead of using any kind of leverage action. 

2. Curb Bits 

Unlike a snaffle bit, a curb bit does rely on leverage to communicate. So, when a rider pulls on the reins, the horse will feel the pressure both in their mouth and against their poll. There are various types of curb bits with differences in the shank and the mouthpiece design. 

Shanks come in a solid cheek or swivel cheek in various lengths and patterns. It is important to keep in mind that the length of the shank determines how severe the bit is. The port, which is the center part of the mouthpiece, is another aspect of the bit to consider. This piece, which can be in a triangle, half-moon or half-square shape, is designed to offer tongue relief. 

3. Gag Bits 

Gag bits are designed to encourage a head-lifting action, making them effective for horses who lean on the rider's hands. They work by delivering pressure to the horse's lips and poll. They are commonly used for training or disciplines such as show jumping, hunters or polo. 

Because they can be severe if misused, these leverage bits should be used only by experienced and quiet riders.

4. Hackamore 

There are various types of hackamores, ranging from bitless to mechanical styles. True hackamores, such as a sidepull or bosal, are great training tools that don't rely on a bit for communication or control. Instead, the pressure is applied to the horse's face in key areas of the jaw and nose.

A mechanical hackamore, on the other hand, uses leverage. Many trainers and endurance riders rely on these types of hackamores.

5. Combination Bits 

Combination bits are essentially a combination of a snaffle and a curb bit. Elevator bits, Kimberwick bits and pelhams are all considered combination bits. They use a D-shaped ring and keep the reins securely in place to engage the shanks.

 Because this style uses both the direct and indirect pressure of these two types of bits, riders are able to be more precise with their cues and apply specific types of pressure when training and riding.

Western and English Horse Bit Mouthpiece Options

Within these styles of bits are many different types of mouthpieces. Each acts differently on the horse's mouth, tongue, palate, jaw and crown. Why so many different styles? Because each horse has its own personality. Some high-spirited horses may need more control. 

However, take care not to damage the horse's mouth — if the mouth suffers any permanent harm, your choices will be limited and the horse will have a negative association with the bit. In the case of "hard goers," the right combination needs to be worked out. A severe bit is not usually the answer. When you invest the time in training and learn to trail without causing your horse any pain, the results are always rewarding. 

Horse Tack Company notes how our bit designs will act on the horse's mouth and how their shapes will react to you handling the reins. Shop Horse Tack Company and be confident that you will find the best horse bit for your riding needs. 

How to Choose a Bit

When you are narrowing down your options, it's important to consider the type of riding that you will be doing. Will you need a snaffle or a leverage bit? Be sure to also take into consideration the type, temperament and age of your horse as well as your level of experience and the training your horse has. 

Once you've determined the type of bit, be sure to select the right size. Bits are measured by the width between the two cheek pieces. If the width is too small for your horse, it can pinch, while an oversized bit could slide around in your horse's mouth. 

Find the Horse Bit You Need to Love the Ride at Horse Tack Co.

Here at Horse Tack Co., you'll find all the western and English bits for schooling at home or competing. Choose from Myler horse bits, Flexi mouth bits, Robart pinchless bits, Herm Sprenger horse bits and Coronet Adjusta bits depending on your discipline and riding needs. 

With our competitive pricing, you'll be able to find the bits you need at prices you can afford.                 

Double Twist Straight Wire Sweet...
Double Twist Straight Wire Sweet Iron Curb Bit.Double twisted straight wire mouth with 7 inch shanks.Mouth Size: 5"
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Wire Wound Dee BitA Dee...
Wire Wound Dee BitA Dee bit is a mild snaffle. Its "D" shaped rings help with lateral control of the head. Its effect is a little stronger than the Eggbutt...
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Robart Pinchless Walking Horse BitRobart...
Robart Pinchless Walking Horse BitRobart Patent #6449930 A great bit for all gaited horses. Allows control especially "loose gaited horses" This bit encourages a horse to relax in the mouth. Note:...
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A curb strap is piece of tack that applies pressure under the horse's chin that produces the leverage and timing of a curb bit.The types of curb straps or chains...
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Tom Thumb Copper Mouth Western...
Tom Thumb Copper Mouth Western Snaffle Bit One of the most basic shank type snaffle bits, the Tom Thumb Snaffle or the Colt Breaking bit, which this bit is also...
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Double Twist Curved Wire Sweet...
Double Twist Curved Wire Sweet Iron Curb This bit available with different shank sizes Size: 5" mouthpiece with 7" Cheeks (2 1/2" purchase & 4 1/2" shank) 5" mouthpiece with...
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Jr. Cow Horse Bit Copper...
Jr. Cow Horse Bit Copper Wound Mouth Piece and Life Saver Ring. The unique design of the shanks on this Jr cow horse bit allows for excellent control without being...
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Argentine Western Horse Bit This...
Argentine Western Horse Bit This Argentine bit is done in a beautiful Black with detailed engraved German Silver overlays. Along the shanks are silver dots. The snaffle mouth is stainless...
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Draft Horse Fancy Liverpool Driving...
Draft Horse Fancy Liverpool Driving Bit A Draft horse bit with a straight serrated mouth piece. Complete with curb hook and stainless steel curb chain. The Liverpool Bit is a...
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Hunter Dee with Rubber Mouth This...
Hunter Dee with Rubber Mouth This Dee bit is a mild snaffle. It''s D shaped rings help with lateral control of the head. Its effect is a little stronger than the...
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Western Horse Bits. Short Shank...
Western Horse Bits. Short Shank This light weight bit is suitable for training as well as work. The copper roller over a dog bone has sliding swivel cheeks that allows...
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Tom Thumb Jointed Mouth BitThis...
Tom Thumb Jointed Mouth BitThis bit uses a small amount of curb pressure or leverage. The loose cheeks move independently allowing for more lateral flexibility. This is a Stainless Steel...
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The Reiner Bit By Robart™...
The Reiner Bit By Robart™ Patent #6449930 The Reiner is a great bit. The curved forward mouthpiece and medium port provides optimum tongue relief that will encourage the horse to...
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Engraved Argentine Bit with Copper...
Engraved Argentine Bit with Copper Inlay An Argentine snaffle curb bit with a snaffle mouth. This bit is still a curb bit that will react pretty quick, because of the...
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Copper Mouth WesternTraining Snaffle BitThis...
Copper Mouth WesternTraining Snaffle BitThis training bit comes with free swivel shanks which will allow the horse to receive a gradual message and respond quickly and easily. The copper mouth...
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Western Training Bit with 3-Piece...
Western Training Bit with 3-Piece mouthpiece, Copper PortCome with sliding stainless steel cheeks. can be used as a snaffle or curb bit.Size: 5 inch
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Rutledge Roper Bit. Got a...
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Futurity Show Snaffle Bit with Concho and EngravingBeautiful Futurity show bit with silver hand engraving on the Concho and ring. Mouth piece will have copper inlaid bars. Mouth Size: 5"...
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Hackamore Combo with Rope Nose7...
Hackamore Combo with Rope Nose7 inch long stainless steel shanks with 5 inch sweet iron mouth. The rope nose gives the softest feel of any of the combination bits. Ships...
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Western Twisted Curb Chain With...
Western Twisted Curb Chain With Nylon StrapBrown Nylon Curb Strap with twisted chain
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Coronet Hackamore made with American leather hand crafted in the USA. Lined with Maxtra foam.This hackamore features a padded nose lined with Maxtra foam  that works on pressure points on...
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Single Twisted Wire Loose Ring...
Single Twisted Wire Loose Ring Snaffle Bit Tightly twisted mouthpiece lightens and brings horses to attention that have become lazy and heavy. Thinner mouth pieces on bits have traditionally been...
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German Silver Loose Ring Eggbutt...
German Silver Loose Ring Eggbutt Snaffle Bit This bit limits the amount of swing the bit has in the horses mouth, sort of like a full cheek does when the...
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