This bit makes an excellent choice for an all-around riding and competition bit. The three-piece sweet iron wrapped O-ring snaffle molds across the horses tongue while applying pressure to the lips and bar area for confident control. The 3” purchase helps lift and stabilize horses that have a tendency to drop their shoulders. Tightening the curb will increase the leverage for both shoulder lift and rate. The mouthpiece is made of sweet iron which will naturally rust into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse and makes the bit more acceptable and increases salivation for a supple mouth. Sharon's choice of a curb chain is an option shown.
7" Cheeks, 5 1/2" Mouth, 3 x 4 Lifter Bit
Donna Irvin, a co-instructor at Sharon's clinics says: "The Sharon Camarillo 3X4 Bit is one of my favorite all around bits for competition and in the arena. The 3" purchase provides slightly more poll pressure than most leverage bits and the 4"shank provides ample leverage for rate. On this horse we used the Power Curb to lighten her in the bridle. Using the power curb makes the bit more solid giving more front to back control for rate. This bit also works well with a leather curb and traditional chain curb."