Features a half-breed high port mouthpiece with roller bars, 7" long cheeks, and a solid bottom bar with 3/4" rein hooks.
This is one of those bits that is good for a bad horse, and great for a good one. How’s that? As with most of our Mouth Power 3 bits, this one is a good tool for the horse that has lost respect for other bits, and you need to find one that will get his focus back on you. But that same mouthpiece can really enhance feel and communication for a rider that can work with a soft hand, and a horse that’s been properly bridled. Works particularly well for horses that work better with mouth pressures versus under the chin.
The mouthpiece works on the outside of the horse’s bars which allows a little more contact, and while the flatter port conserves weight, as well as room in the horse’s mouth, the larger contact area on the horse’s tongue will help him to interpret your subtlest signals. It is a superbly balanced bit that seeks the neutral position and stays there, and is one of Les’s favorites for a bridle horse.
This bit is National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) show legal.
Leverage position #1 bits are designed for short-necked horses with a low neck set that need some lift at the poll to flex properly and re-distribute weight to the hindquarters. Mouth Power #3 bits use a high-contact mouthpiece that can provide more respect from the harder-mouthed horse, and higher levels of communication with the experienced bridle horse.
Cheeks feature beautiful hand-engraved German silver overlay on a stainless steel base, and mouthpiece is made from sweet iron with a copper cricket and roller bars.
Posted by Cathy Anderson on 6th May 2017
I studied Les's tutorials on Youtube regarding his Performax Bits and this is he one that seemed to be the one best suited for my Friesian gelding. It's amazing! He suddenly frames up so well and so easily. Plus he's very respectful of my cues both leg and hand. I'm solo thankful and happy...Thanks Les!
Posted by E. Santos on 19th Aug 2016
It is a great bit ......I am very happy with the fit and performance. I will recommend this bit to all my horse friends and the more than reasonable price does make it even a sweeter deal!
Posted by Jacqueline L. Duxbury on 6th Jun 2015
This bit is an awesome bit. Very well made it is a beautiful bit. My horse loves this bit and works very well in this bit.My horse has a better headset, turns better in this bit I have a lot more control with this bit. One of the best parts about this bit is I have an awesome stop on my horse with this bit. With this bit I feel my horse and I can learn so much more and I can advance in my horsemanship. Would certainly recommend this bit.