Reinsman Van Hargis Transition Series #2

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273 Van Hargis Transition Series #2
7/16″ Tapered Sweet Iron Snaffle
8″ Swivel Cheek 5″ Mouth
Stage B

The Van Hargis Transition Series is incredibly effective and is simplicity at its finest.  From the Van Hargis Offset D-Ring Snaffle to the Van Hargis Solid Cheek Curb bit, the key is keeping as many things as familiar as possible to the horse while gradually progressing to ultimate performance; step by step and bit by bit.

This curb bit has the same mouth piece as the VH Offset D-ring Snaffle.  It is the first curb bit used after the snaffle.  Just like the snaffle, the sweet iron mouth has an easy tapered curve to promote an easily detectable signal while being comfortable and palatable to the horse. Sweet iron naturally rusts 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. Mullen relief is used on all our snaffle mouthpieces which is a forward curve that creates even pressure across the bars and tongue to eliminate the nutcracker effect.

Van Hargis is a horseman with a message. He is of today’s most versatile horsemen, a designation that reflects a lifetime devoted to learning-and communicating-the elements of superior horsemanship as applied in a variety of disciplines.

Moving from Direct Reining to Neck Reining? Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short shanked bits and half-gags comprise Stage B.