This is a great bit to have in the tack room because it helps keep a naturally bendy horse from bending too much at the neck, giving you more control of the rib cage. This helps to keep the shoulder up and stabilized for the turns. The shorter shank gives a moderate amount of "Whoa", while the slight gag action gives a quick response to help position your horse how you need them. It is a great choice for the intermediate to the advanced level horse and can be used for both practice and competition.
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.