Bits 101 – Mouthpiece Styles

The most important thing to remember when it comes to selecting a bit is that every horse has different needs, and that not every type of bit will work for every horse. You may need to try a few options before finding the perfect fit. When it comes to Western bits, there are two main […]

Walt Woodard’s Bit Tips

World Champion Team Roper Walt Woodard has taught roping schools for riders of all levels for more than 40 years. One thing he’s noticed, over and over again, is a lack of knowledge around proper bitting.  Bits should be based on a number of factors including the horse’s age, temperament, training level, and the rider’s […]

Bits 101 – Sizing

Finding the right bit for your horse can feel overwhelming. Proper bit fit is based on a number of factors including your horse’s age, temperament, training level, and your own experience level. And there are so many bits to choose from – Metalab alone makes nearly 300!  That’s why we’re giving you some Bit 101 […]

Jonathan Gauthier’s Bits & Spurs

As a Top 20 NRHA Professional who has won several individual titles and coached successful reining teams, Jonathan Gauthier knows a thing or two about training young horses and riders.  Over the course of his career, Gauthier has created foundational programs for reining horses, that have proven highly effective across Western disciplines including cutting, roping […]

Hall of Fame Cowboy Tyler Magnus’ Bit Collection

Cowboy Tyler Magnus is a legendary rodeo competitor with an illustrious career that spans nearly 40 years. Magnus is a nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and a former NFR average champion in team roping. He was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2009. While Magnus admits winning is very rewarding, roping is […]

Emilie Veillette’s Barrel Racing Collection

Emilie Veillette is a professional barrel racer and horse trainer, and is the first and youngest Canadian to be ranked in the world. Emilie views winning as an extension of her relationship with her horse – the result of good training and communication. She believes that horse love to learn. That – like most people […]

Consistency and Work Ethic: Get to Know Emilie Veillette

Emilie Veillette is a professional barrel racer and horse trainer, and is the first and youngest Canadian to be ranked in the world. Emilie grew up in a barrel racing family – mom was a barrel racer and breakaway roper, and dad was a bulldogger. The family rode together, traveled to rodeos together, and supported […]

Two Million Dollar Rider Launches Bit Collection

Reining phenomenon Bernard Fonck knows what it takes to train an elite horse. Between his gold and silver medals, multiple world titles, NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider status, and the breeding and training facility – Fonck Performance Horses – he runs with his wife, he’s as knowledgeable and experienced as you can get.  It’s that […]

Walt Woodard’s Roper’s Bit Collection

Living Legend Walt Woodard knows a thing or two about the importance of communication between horse and rider. He’s qualified for the NFR more than 15 times, holds two world titles, and is considered to be one of the best ropers in the industry.  Throughout his career, Walt’s also taught roping schools for riders of […]

Put In The Work And Be Prepared: Get To Know Walt Woodard

Walt Woodard is a living legend in the world of team roping. He has qualified for the NFR more than 15 times, holds two world titles, and is considered to be one of the best ropers in the industry. And, he’s not done yet. At the age of 66, Walt is still competing – one […]

#AskAnnie – Episode 27

#AskAnnie – Episode 27 Evolution Leather Bit Leather Full Cheek Pinchless Snaffle Bit Courtesy of the Ask Annie Podcast We review a unique bit found in the the Evolution Leather Bit Collection by Partrade and Metalab, the Leather Full Cheek Pinchless Snaffle, in Episode 27. This episode features our review of a bit found in […]

Keep Horses’ Legs Cooler with Lami-Cell’s New, Patented Coolite Neoprene Sport Boots

Keep Horses’ Legs Cooler with Lami-Cell’s New V22, Patented Coolite Neoprene Sport Boots Roping star Walt Woodard and nationally ranked jumper Carolina Villanueva Suarez both trust Ventex 22 boots to protect their horses. Courtesy of Horse & RiderLami-Cell’s innovative neoprene sport boots are made for walking—and galloping, roping, jumping; you name it. Yes, we’re talking […]