Jim Edwards BitSan Saba4 1/2 Slider ShankJEBH10 In speed events, the horse needs more protection from the riders hands. Timing and cues are perfected in the practice pen. Atthe time of competition for a speed event, the more efficient thehorse can do his job without interference, the smoother and faster itwill be.On this non-palate pressure bit, theshank gives the rider leverage and the mouthpiece applies thepressure.All pressure response in non-palate mouthpieces focuseson the edgesof the horses tongue. This type of pressure provideshorses with adirect cue. Non palate pressure mouthpieces are under 2 in height andprovide ample amount of tongue relief without interfering with the oftheir mouth.The slider shank allows for inconsistencies in the riders hands and gives the horse more time to react to the riders impulses. About Jim EdwardsMastercraftsman JimEdwards of Blum, Texas began creating bits in 1986. Jim grew upranching and pushing yearlings in New Mexico. He had ridden hundreds ofhorses for work, team roping and showing, in addition to those hestarted then rehabilitated and sold. As he gained experience, hebeganto question conventional bridle bits. Because he wasntsatisfied withhow his horses reacted to conventional bridle bits, hestartedbuilding and experimenting with his own designs.Whathe discovered wasthat tongue pressure, pain in the horses mouth along withinconsistencies in riders hands, will trigger an array of instinctiveprotection responses. When these instincts kick in, the horse stopsthinking and starts reacting. Reacting to pain instead of relatingtocues can make for a bad days ride, and over time creates badhabitsthat inhibit the horses natural athletic ability.Afteryears of makingbits for professional horsemen and horsewomen in the performancearena, Jim has expanded his line to include bits ideal for ropers andbarrel racers. His line includes non-palate pressure and palatepressure mouthpieces, in both in slider and fixed shanks, as well
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