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  • 276: Van Hargis Transition Series #5
    1/2″ Sweet Iron High Port
    8″ Swivel 5″ Mouth
    Stage D

    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. Each bit further refines communication and prepares the horse for the next step of performance until the ultimate in communication and performance is achieved. This is a system of champions for champions.

    This medium high port bit is very useful in the training process. Still on a swivel shank, it affords a horse a slight amount of pre-signal before the bit actually signals the horse. The higher port first offers a lot of tongue relief although the port can apply palate pressure to the horse that does not yet have a good headset. The solid mouthpiece stabilizes the shoulders and is the final prep bit before transitioning into a “full bridle”. 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.

    Are We Talking or Whispering? Stage D is about refinement, subtle cues and quick communication. Characteristics include increased leverage, more sophisticated mouthpieces, and may also incorporate higher ports.

    Van Hargis is a horseman with a message. He is one 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.

    Reinsman’s Handshake Promise is a lifetime bit warranty from craftsmanship defects: Our commitment to you is to build the highest quality products from the best materials. Reinsman bits are warrantied to be free of craftsmanship defects throughout its useful life.

  • 1/2″ Sweet Iron High Port
    Van Hargis Transition Series #6
    8″ Solid Cheek 5″ Mouth
    Stage D

    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 is the same bit as the VH Transition Bit #5 except with solid cheeks. This shank does not swivel and is for the more advanced horse. It may take many months, but in most cases years to get a horse to the stage I ride a horse in a full bridle. By the time I get a horse to this point, he is so soft and responsive to any bit I use. He is stable in the shoulders and has achieved lightness and a balance that affords him the ability to perform any performance task while being strong and straight. 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.

    Are We Talking or Whispering? Stage D is about refinement, subtle cues and quick communication. Characteristics include increased leverage, more sophisticated mouthpieces, and may also incorporate higher ports.

    Van Hargis is a horseman with a message. He is one 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.

    Reinsman’s Handshake Promise is a lifetime bit warranty from craftsmanship defects: Our commitment to you is to build the highest quality products from the best materials. Reinsman bits are warrantied to be free of craftsmanship defects throughout its useful life.

  • #324 – Stage D

    7/16″ Ported Three-Piece Sweet Iron with Copper Roller
    8″ Cheeks 5″ Mouth 1 ½” Port

    Popular with Ropers, Reiners, Cutters and Team Penners. The limited gag collects your horse and adds suppleness. Has the control of a three-piece snaffle. Copper adds moisture and feel. Roller acts as a pacifier for horses that like to chew on bit. The port adds a gentle feel to alert the horse of a command.

  • #512 – Stage D

    8” Cheeks 5 ½” Mouth 1 ⅝” Port

    This bit will give you the option to pull on your horse a little more while asking him to turn on a bigger pattern. You will have a little more bend with this bit than the Broken Ported bit, but still have some control to stop your horse in a run.

  • 532 Mike Beers – Large Chain Mouth
    8″ Cheeks, 5″ Mouth
    Stage D

    This stainless steel cheek was designed with excellent balance and the leverage needed for serious competition. The chain mouthpiece is very forgiving and conforms to the horses mouth. Excellent for horses that are high headed when bit pressure is applied. Helps to break a horse at the poll to get the nose in and head down. When in competition, this bit will help lift the shoulders and lower the hind end for stronger turns and powerful stops.

  • 533 Mike Beers Classic
    Large Chain Mouth
    8″ Cheeks, 5″ Mouth
    Stage D

    This blued steel cheek was designed with excellent balance and the leverage needed for serious competition. Great for horses that are high headed when bit pressure is applied. This bit helps to break a horse over at the poll and get both the nose and head down.

  • 534 Mike Beers Ported Chain Mouth
    8″ Cheeks, 5″ Mouth 1  1/4″ Port
    Stage D

    This stainless steel cheek was designed with excellent balance and leverage for serious competition. Mouthpiece adds some tongue relief and incorporates a slight amount of palate pressure for a different cue to stop. Plus, a little more bar pressure than a chain for harder mouthed horses. Great for horses that want to run in your hand against the bit.

  • 535 Mike Beers Classic
    Ported Chain Mouth
    8″ Cheeks, 5″ Mouth 1 1/4″ Port
    Stage D

    This blued steel cheek was designed with excellent balance and the leverage needed for serious competition. This mouthpiece adds some tongue relief and a slight amount of palate pressure for a cue to stop. Slightly more bar pressure for harder mouthed horses.

  • #622 – Stage D

    8″ Cheeks, 5″ Mouth, 1 ½” Port

    Designed for a horse that tries to lip a bit. Good leverage for control. Shank also swivels from the mouthpiece to enhance lateral control. Mouthpiece is good for a nervous horse that likes to play with the bit. Adds some tongue pressure to help break a horse over at the poll for better head set. More control than a normal medium port.

  • #728 – Stage D

    ⅜” Twisted Sweet Iron Dogbone
    8” Cheeks 5 ½” Mouth

    The bit offers the options designed into the #733 with added leverage coming from the longer shank. An excellent bit for roping, trail riding, and barrel racing.  The three-piece mouth offers additional leverage to the corners of the mouth providing a light responsive feel, while offering the rider the ability to reframe and rebalance a horse that has the tendency to lean on the bridle or drop his shoulder in turns or lead transitions.

    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.

    Reinsman’s Handshake Promise is a lifetime bit warranty from craftsmanship defects: Our commitment to you is to build the highest quality products from the best materials. Reinsman bits are warrantied to be free of craftsmanship defects throughout its useful life.

    Sharon Camarillo’s acclaimed workshops, Performance Horsemanship for Better Barrel Racing, have influenced students all over the world to enjoy the process of developing their equine partner, regardless of the discipline, to their personal potential. Her ability to evaluate, inspire and motivate has made Sharon Camarillo’s instructional books and DVD’s among the best sellers in the industry.

    Sharon is a Multi-National Finals Rodeo qualifier, and one of only a few women to have been inducted into both the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. As an international equine clinician and industry advocate Sharon’s career has encompassed many facets of the equestrian world and western lifestyle.

  • #778 – Stage D

    7 ½” Cheeks, 5″ Mouth

    The Sweet Iron Lifesaver Port is a unique mouthpiece with control in between a chain mouth and a hinge port. It provides more independent shoulder control along with tongue relief, allowing the rider to help the sensitive horse in the turn. Provides bar, tongue, palate and curb tension, while the loose ring pre-signals the horse for better balance. This bit is rated high for lift and encourages greater hock engagement.

  • #779 – Stage D

    7 ½” Cheeks 5″ Mouth

    The Cleveland Pleasure with Copper Roller gives you bar, tongue, palate and curb tension. The wide curved shape of the Cleveland Pleasure provides softer and more dispersed palate engagement. And, the sweet iron and copper combination cause salivation for a more supple mouth. Copper is a soft metal, check for signs of wear before each use.


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