This short lifter bit has a quick response time, making it a good choice for the advanced horse needing tuning or for competition. It's designed to help pick up the shoulder going into the turn, elevating the front end, and engaging the hind quarter for the turn. It gives more rate and break at poll to gather for the barrel.
Stage C bits are built for riders and horses who love neck reining. Horses who respond well to poll pressure are in Stage C. Features include solid mouthpieces and cheek attachments, and swivel cheeks with jointed mouthpieces or low to medium ports. Remember: start with the lightest bit possible and progress from there. It's difficult to move backwards. "These bits have proven themselves, not only in our Josey clinics, schools, and seminars but also in competitions around the world." Martha Josey Martha Josey is a living legend within barrel racing through her competitive accomplishments and also through her highly sought after year-round clinics. She is an 11-Time NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer, NFR World Champion 1980, WPRA and NBHA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist Barrel Racer, and Clinician.