“When a horse pushes and leans into pressure, his body goes in an unnatural position. The Ported D offers tongue release, a very kind port, and pressure that's universally understood.” —JE
“When I designed this setup, all I had was a heel rope in my shop. It turns out the stiff rope is what makes it work. If I’d had a piece of soft rope, the Rope Gag never would’ve come to be.” —JE
"These are a staple to every horseman, both novice and professional"
"When it comes to Curbs, these are my go-to’s everytime"
"The feel and comfort of your headstall is very important"
"These are my favorites"
From ranch cowboy to colt starter to performance horse trainer—teaches you a lot about equipment, including what works; what to avoid; and, most important for Jim Edwards, what’s best for the horse.
Jim came by bitmaking naturally. He learned from watching his father repair his own gear and build his own equipment out of necessity when working on remote ranches in New Mexico and West Texas. Jim’s cowboy education continued as he worked cattle and trained horses in early adulthood, when he began to question conventional bridle bits and how horses reacted to them.
The mouthpieces are opened up for tongue release and rely on pressure on the bars to deliver the signal.
With ports over 2 inches high, these mouthpieces require light hands, a perfectly timed release, and a very responsive horse.
The rope’s resistant body allows the shank to bounce back like rubber, slowing and muddling inconsistencies in your hands.
The Ported D has a stationary port, so it places pressure on the edges of the horse’s bars and provides tongue release.
Great for colt starting, as a hackamore alternative, or stepping stone between halter and O-ring.
The stiff yet flexible shanks are what make my gag bit so unique and unconventional. The rope's resistant body allows the...
The correctional bit is a softer and slower than the solid mouthpieces. Here Jim explains why.
Jim explains how he made his bridle to protect the horses mouth and...
Jim goes through his slider bridles and explains the correlation...
There is a lot more history, design, and development behind English...
Jim explains what all the parts of the bit are called. For example, find out what the draft of a bit is.
Jim names his bridles for it to be easier for people to understand.
Jim prefers the leather curb strap. However, the large chain and leather...
Here Jim explains how the different length thanks that JE Bits ...
Judges events are based off of correctness/precision, willingness and..
Horses are predator/prey animals. Jim explains how this natural instinct affects how..
A fixed shank vs a unfixed shank(slider) and it's purpose
The Cow Horse Creek is not named this way because it is made specific for the cow horse event.
Million dollar NRHA rider Casey Deary and Professional Barrel Horse Trainer Dena Kirkpatrick discuss how a bit's mouthpiece effects a horse's innate instinct to go to or push against pressure.
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