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Driving Bits

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Berry Bit Driving Bit with Link Berry Bit Driving Bit with Link All our bits are high quality German or Stainless Steel. Size: 5 1/4
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Birch Driving Bit Driving Bit Made of high quality Stainless Steel and hand polished. Size: 5
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Butterfly Curved Mullen Mouth Driving Bit Butterfly Driving Bit by Coronet This Curved Mullen Mouth draft horse driving includes Stainless Steel hooks and curb chain. Made of high quality...
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Butterfly Driving Bit Butterfly Driving Bit by Coronet This Jointed Mouth draft horse driving includes Stainless Steel hooks and curb chain. Made of high quality Stainless...
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Butterfly Driving Horse Bit-Medium Port 2-Loop Draft Driving Horse Bit By Coronet Medium Port Driving Bit features copper bands on the mouth piece. This driving bit is available in 2 or 3 loops....
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Butterfly Mullen Mouth Driving Bit Butterfly Driving Bit by Coronet This Mullen Mouth draft horse driving includes Stainless Steel hooks and curb chain. Made of high quality Stainless...
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Buxton Coaching Bit Buxton Bit with straight bar mouth. This Buxton Driving Bit features longer shanks than a Liverpool bit and has various slots for attaching reins....
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Controller Driving Bit Controller Driving Bit Made of high quality Stainless Steel and hand polished. Size:5"
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Copper Corkscrew Half Cheek Driving Bit Half Cheek Driving Bit, with a Copper Corkscrew Mouth Made of high quality Stainless Steel. by Coronet Mouth Size: 5"
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Copper Mouth Half Cheek Bit Copper Mouth Half Cheek Driving Bit All our bits are high quality German or Stainless Steel. Size: 5"
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General Information
Driving bits are no different than other bits in regards to how they work. Mouth pieces on driving bits may be single jointed double jointed, hinged, straight or arched in the center. These arches called ports will be of varying heights and may also be jointed. Mouth pieces may be smooth or twisted as in wire bits or with uneven surfaces. The variations in shapes of mouth pieces and shanks is almost endless. However, all horse bits work with either direct pressure or leverage. Snaffle bits act with direct pressure on the tongue and lips. Snaffle bits generally have a single joint in the center of the mouthpiece and apply a nutcracker action on the bars and tongue.
Bits with shanks coming off the mouth piece are meant to create leverage that is applies pressure to the poll, under the chin and mouth of the horse. These bits are called curb bits. Most curb bit mouthpieces are solid without joints. They can vary from a straight bar to a slight arch, called a Mullen mouth,to a high arch. The height of the ports and the width of the port are important as they will add tongue relief to the bit. Horses have different shaped mouths and no one driving bit will work well for all horses.
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