Stockman Short Shank Barrel 20

Stockman Short Shank Barrel 20

214.40

The Stockman Short Shank is a leverage bit, meaning that it multiplies the pressure applied by the rider.

The shorter the shank, the more force is needed on the reins to provide a given amount of pressure on the mouth. The shorter shank bits only need to rotate a short distance before applying pressure on the horse's mouth than longer shanked bits. Therefore, the horse has less warning in a short shanked bit.

The curved shank is condusive to a nose-out head position when working. In addition to campdrafting these bits are suitable to other disciplines including cutting and endurance.

A conventional Snaffle joint has a nut cracker action, which means it will bear pressure on the horse's bars and the tongue. The Barrel joint limits the nut cracker action and spreads the usual pressure over a larger area. When the rein is used this mouthpiece wraps across the tongue creating tongue pressure and taking pressure off the bars due to the lock up action. Please note appearances may be deceiving, this bit joint is stronger than the Elliptical as pressure is more concentrated on the tongue as this joint is smaller.

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