Greg Darnall Bits – Curb, Transition and Turning

Greg Darnall Curb Bits, Transition Bits and Special Tuning Bits Designed to Produce Great Results

Note:The curb bits are arranged on this page with the mildest bits listed first. Before ordering, you may want to read Larry Trocha’s Horse Training Tips newsletter which details how and when to use the different types of curb bits.

Transition Curb Bits

These bits are designed to help graduate your horse from the snaffle to a bit that uses leverage. The transition bits are appropriate when first introducing a horse to neck-reining but can also be used with a direct-rein to position his head.

Each mouthpiece is made of “sweet iron” and has inlaid copper strips to produce the taste that horses prefer.

Argentine Snaffle

This bit is perfect to use as the first step in the transition process. The short, curved-back shanks allows the horse to learn to respond to the curb yet is very mild. The loose-shanks provide for good direct-rein lateral flexion. Recommended for horses that are very sensitive.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide, 7/16″ diameter snaffle

Cheek-piece (shank): 5″ long




Price $69.00
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Billy Allen Mouthpiece with 8″ Loose-Shanks
(Highly Recommended)

This is the ultimate transition bit. If I had to choose just one transition bit, this would be the one.

Basically, its a snaffle mouthpiece with a “roller” molded over the middle joint. This roller “limits” the movement of the mouthpiece. What’s great about this, is the horse gets the feel of a mouthpiece that is almost “solid” but still has some “flex” to it.

This semi-solid mouthpiece gives you a lot of control without scaring or worrying the horse. A good bit that horses actually like, you can usually leave a horse in it for most of his training. I highly recommend this bit.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide. Cheek-piece 8″ long.

Price $89.00
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Loose-Shanked Curb Bits

These curb bits are designed for positive control and feel. The loose shanks allow for good direct-rein or neck-rein response.

Each mouthpiece is made of “sweet iron” and has inlaid copper stripes to produce the taste that horses prefer.

Also, these bits are a “NO PINCH” design. Many bits will pinch a horse’s lower lip between the top ring and the curb chain. The lips will also get pinched by the cheekpiece joint. Pinching is NOT a problem with any of the bits listed on this page.

Maintenance tip: To keep the cheek pieces of the bit operating smoothly, occasionally put a drop of oil or WD40 in the cheek joints.


Low-Port Mouthpiece with Loose-Shanks

This is usually the first solid-mouthpiece bit that a horse should go in.

The low port is mild plus the loose shanks allows for good direct-rein suppling and lateral control.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide, 1/2″ diameter, low-port

Cheek-piece (shank): 8″ long








Price $69.00
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Medium-Port Mouthpiece with Loose-Shanks

This medium-port bit is for horses that require more tongue relief and bar pressure.

Its a very good “middle-of-the-road” curb bit that gives plenty of control yet is relatively mild.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide, 1/2″ diameter, medium-port

Cheek-piece (shank): 8″ long










Price $69.00
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High-Port Mouthpiece with Loose-Shanks

This high-port bit is for horses that require a lot of tongue relief and bar pressure.

The port is high but it’s also wide which allows plenty of room. Its a very good curb bit that offers more control than the low port mouthpiece.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide, 3/8″ diameter, high-port

Cheek-piece (shank): 8″ long








Price $69.00
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Correction Curb Bits

Based on famous bit maker, Don Hansen’s design, these two correction bits are ideal for “tuning” and “lightening” a horse up. Good results are usually accomplished in just a few rides. They can be used anytime the horse gets too heavy and needs a little extra. After the horse lightens up, he should be put back into his regular bit.

The mouthpiece is overlaid with good-tasting copper. Shanks are stainless steel.

Correction Mouthpiece with Medium Shanks
Highly Recommended

This is the ideal bit to lighten-up your horse. The correction mouthpiece really helps with the horse’s stop.

And the loose shanks allows you to easily flex the horse’s head laterally for correct circles and turns.

Once good results are achieved, put the horse back into his regular curb or transition bit.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide. Cheek-piece (shank): 7 1/2″ long.

Price: $49.00
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Correction Mouthpiece with Argentine Shanks

This is the bit to use to really lighten up a horse that is normally ridden in a snaffle or one of the above transition bits.

The correction mouthpiece really helps with the horse’s stop. And the short, curved-back shank allows you to easily flex the horse’s head laterally for correct circles and turns.

Overall, a really good bit for a horse that needs to pay more attention but isn’t ready for a longer shanked bit.

Mouthpiece: 5″ wide. Cheek-piece (shank): 5″ long.

Price: $49.00
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Curb Chain with Leather Ends

Harness leather 1/2″ curb ends with single link, nickel plated chain and center bar buckles.

Price: $15.00
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Leather Curb Strap

This leather curb strap is 1/2″ wide and will work as a “curb strap” on a curb bit or as a “bit hobble” on a ring snaffle.

$12.00
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Comments

  1. Megin says

    Hello I had a question about bits. On your recent video FREE HORSE TRAINING VIDEO: HOW TO GET YOUR HORSE RESPONDING FINGER-TIP LIGHT & SUPPLE. A DEMONSTRATION… PLUS A TEST. There were a few comments about a new bit you will soon be carrying. I am looking at buying the Billy Allen Mouthpiece with 8″ Loose-Shanks. Should I wait for this new bit you will be selling? Thank you!

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