Sherry Cervi barrel racing on Stingray.

The Bits That Won the World: 1984-2022

Barrel racers love to know what bits are winning on the top barrel horses in the world. It’s no secret. […]

Apr 7, 2023

By Tanya Randall

justin briggs training barrel horse

Bit Breakdown Part 2: Gag Bits, Combos and Training Tools

Finding the right bit is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to barrel racing bits, the waters can be […]

Mar 28, 2023

By Lillian Kent

Some of the best barrel racing bits, according to Kelly Yates

Bit Breakdown Part 1: The Anatomy of a Bit

Finding the right bit is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to barrel racing bits, the waters can be […]

Mar 1, 2023

By Lillian Kent

Emily Beisel and Chongo at the 2022 NFR barrel racing

Game Changer: Emily Beisel Weighs in on Unconventional Headgear and Warm-Up

Emily Beisel’s commitment to thinking outside the box—and doing whatever it takes to keep her horses working and feeling great–has […]

Dec 2, 2022

By Casey Allen

Justin briggs talks hackamores, snaffles and barrel racing bits

Justin Briggs Explains Snaffles, Hackamores and Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse

Here’s some of the best tips about barrel racing bits and hackamores that have helped Justin and his wife, World […]

Sep 7, 2022

By Barrel Racing Editors

Jamie Olsen rookie barrel racer

New Cowgirls, Old Tack: Top Rookie Barrel Racing Bits

The 2022 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Resistol Rookie class has been impressive, to say the least. These cowgirls vary in […]

Sep 7, 2022

By Casey Allen

Molli Montgomery

Baby Hold Together – Molli Montgomery’s Old Fort Days Winning Headgear

Veteran futurity trainer Molli Montgomery of Purdon, Texas, rode TRHeavensIlluminated (“Cyrus”) to victory at the 2022 Old Fort Days Futurity […]

May 26, 2022

By Tanya Randall

The Bit that Won $60,000 and the 2022 Women’s Rodeo World Championship for Kinsel 

Hailey Kinsel captured the 2022 Women’s Rodeo World Championship riding DH Jess Stellar, “Jules,” to first in the Semifinals, which […]

May 25, 2022

By Bonnie Wheatley

Sharin Hall Barrel Racing

3 Barrel Racing Tools for Fast Times

Leading futurity trainer Sharin Hall, of Pilot Point, Texas, is so committed to detail that she has gone to great […]

Apr 13, 2022

By Bonnie Wheatley

4 Horses, 1 Bit: the Cameron Schoneberg Casey Long Fits Ashley Schafer’s Hands Perfectly

Leading futurity trainer and rider Ashley Schafer ran four horses in the Horse Hair Analysis Futurity at the Elite Extravaganza […]

Mar 17, 2022

By Tanya Randall

Perfect Runs in The Perfect Bit for Mark Bugni and “Mo”

When Mark Bugni and JL Roc Lost A Sock (“Mo”), owned and bred by Jill Lane Quarter Horses, won their […]

Mar 15, 2022

By Bonnie Wheatley

Hailey Kinsel and Sister at the NFR.

From Hack to Hollis – A bit change for Hailey Kinsel and “Sister”

Hailey Kinsel made a bold move at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. She changed the bit on her […]

Mar 2, 2022

By Tanya Randall

The Spur Up 03 with MPC-07 from Elliott Bit ‘N Spur

After a costly run at the 2021 Women’s Rodeo World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tilly Jenski sought the expertise […]

Feb 24, 2022

By Bonnie Wheatley

4 of Amy Jo Reisdorfer’s Favorite Bits

“I’m like every other barrel racer, I have a massive bit obsession,” said Amy Jo Reisdorfer, eight-time Mountain States Circuit […]

Nov 23, 2021

By Bonnie Wheatley

Kim Schulze barrel racing

Quick Bit Tip with Kim Schulze

Carl’s Hack from L&W Bits is one of Kim Schulze’s go-to barrel racing tools. “Probably my favorite bit would be […]

Oct 28, 2021

By Bonnie Wheatley