Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bit for Sale - New Metalab Francois Gauthier Hinge Port bit with silver

 Francois Gauthier Collection SS Brushed Hinged Port Bit

About  Francois

Francois is a respected reining trainer with over 25 years of experience. He is a 15-time NRHA Futurity finalist, Congress winner, Italian derby winner and was a silver medalist at the 2002 World equestrian Games.
New or Used:  New
Manufacturer: Metalab

Mouthpiece: 5 1/8" Sweet Iron Mouthpiece With Copper Inlay
Shank: 81/4" Brushed SS shanks with silver trim and dots

Price: $45Cdn (HST included)
($47+tax= $50.85 new)
(shipping and handling will be based on your location)

  • Very tall purchase so the purchase to shank ratio is small. ie. 1:2.5 ratio. Mild.
  • Independent side movement of shank. Great for lateral work. Life shoulders. Great for training.
  • Copper inlay in mouthpiece. Great for salivation. Helps horse to stay calm.
  • Swivel shank for more guided lateral movement or direct reining.
  • Does have a slight curved mouthpiece. Creates more room for horse's tongue as opposed to a bit that goes across the mouth or jointed (nutcracker effect. Nasty). ie. Humane.
  • Mouthpieces are 7/16" thick and is sweet iron. ie. tastes good to the horse. No stainless steel or others that create dry mouth.

Some Uses and Benefits:
  •  Good for horse's that know their job and/or sweet dispositions and/or older, calmer.
  • The medium shank allows the rider to refine the softness in their hands (not needing to pull so hard like in a snaffle - no shanks or a short shank). Not for quick hand movement.
  • The curb action (with a curb chain) will use leverage and therefore will ask for more attention from the horse to keep your hands quiet.
  • The mouthpiece being slightly curved gives room for the tongue, will not interfere with horse when there is slack in the reins. Will give a great head set when contact is made on the reins. Also will act as a great emergency brake.
  • A great show bit! 
 For more information on this bit, Myler Bitting System Philosophy, bitting levels, etc, please see the many articles on this website or contact me for help on the uses of this bit.

Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing.
@KISS Reiners
Hinged Port Bit, 5 1/8" Sweet Iron Mouthpiece With Copper Inlay, 8 1/4" ss Brushed S-Shanks With Silver Trim & Dots.

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