Select the Type of Bit (Horse bits) by Mouthpiece Style:
This section has some of the custom made Western Sterling Show bits made with a low port mouthpiece.
The following Low Port mouthpieces are approximately 3/4" high: MP-10 Low Polo, MP-23 Grazing; MP-24, MP-53, MP-54 Mullen mouthpieces.
The following Low Port mouthpieces are approximately 1 - 1 1/4" high: MP-07, MP-08 Salinas mouthpieces; MP-22 Mullen, MP-33 Low Curb, MP-34 Low Round Port with Cricket, MP-43 Spade
MP-48 Low Port w/ cricket with Some Tongue Relief, MP-51 Low Round Solid Port w/ Some Tongue Relief, MP-52 Ported Snaffle with Copper Rollers.
Go to Low Port
MOUTHPIECES subsection for a description and picture of these mouthpieces.
The snaffle mouthpieces also fall in the low mouthpiece category. Go to snaffles, to see them.
These are just some of the bits with a low port mouthpiece. You can however, put a low port mouthpiece in pretty much any of the bits (shanks /cheeks) available on the website.
This section has mainly some of the Argentine Snaffles, Gag Snaffles and bits made with a snaffle mouthpiece.
If you are looking for a Loose Ring or D Ring Snaffle go to
snaffles main category.
Custom Cowboy / Western Show Silver Handmade Horse Bits
Our beautiful and skillfully crafted silver horse bits are custom handmade and hand engraved. You can order:
As pictured We have a wide selection of custom silver show bits (over 260 bits) so that you can find a pair suitable for you.
Customize your handmade silver horse bit per the options available in the drop menus.
By using the drop menus, you can request pretty much any change you feel necessary to make the custom western horse bit suitable for you or that special love one you want to surprise. You can choose the style of cheek piece, the mouthpiece (MP), MP width and angle that you prefer.
We can create or customize the handmade silver show horse bit per your specifications. We specialize in custom manufacturing, we can create, build to replicate your design or customize the item to your satisfaction so send us your sketch with all the details of how you want your custom horse bit made -- we'll gladly give you a price quote and delivery time.
Personalize handmade silver show bit with your brand or initials The brand or initials are made of jewelers bronze (JB) over the silver background for approximately $30 more.
Order in combinations
For example: Cheek piece of B-1580 with the concho of B-1547 for a beautiful bit. The price will vary depending on the size of the concho.
We get many calls from people from all the USA and out of the country asking for a particular horse bit i.e., Salinas Bit, Half Breed, Frog Bit, etc. (the type of mouthpiece the bit has), Custom western horse bits, custom cowboy horse bit, custom horse bit, handmade horse bit, custom made horse bits, and Western silver show horse bits. We have more than 260 different horse bits to choose from. To facilitate your search, we have grouped them in the following different ways: (main category to the left of the screen)
Bits (Horse Bits) – Working Bits (no silver)
These horse bits do not have silver. They are working bits made of stainless steel with a sweet iron mouthpiece.
Bits (Horse Bits) by Mouthpiece
Our bits are available with 88 different mouthpieces MP-01 thru MP-88.
You can type the mouthpiece number (without spaces) in the search box at the top right corner of the screen (example: MOUTHPIECE10) so you can see what the Mouthpiece looks like.
Because they have more copper or work, add an additional $25 for the following mouthpieces: Mouthpieces MP-13, MP-14, MP-17, MP-29 thru MP-31, MP-59, MP-63, MP-65 thru MP-67, MP-71, MP-72, MP-74 thru MP-78, MP-84, MP-85. The Chileno Ring Bit (see B-1514) has MP-25R which is the Ring Bit Mouthpiece - add $35 for this MP.
So in this section of our website Bits (Horse bits) by Mouthpiece, we have grouped some of the bits we have made with the following types of mouthpieces (as listed in the menu - above):
Chileno Bit aka O Ring
B-1514 has this type of mouthpiece.
Low Port Mouthpiece
This section has the gracing, low port with and without a cricket, Low Round Port with Cricket or solid Port, Lower Polo, Mullen or Arch Mouth, Ported Snaffle with copper rollers, Salinas (lower port) with or w/o copper hood, Low Polo, Billy Allen, Tilt Mullen with or copper rollers
Medium Port Mouthpiece
In this section you will find the following mouthpieces: Donut , Frog without or w/ Some Tongue Relief, Frog with Hood No Tongue Relief, Medium Port Rounded Loop with Cricket - Straight Bar MP-36, and Sweet Water (Texas Style) MP-21
High Port Mouthpiece
Here you will find the cathedral, half breeds, High Polo & Ported mouthpieces - ported snaffles MP-42 and 47, high port Salinas, San Joaquin with and w/o copper hood, spades, spoon spades, Mona Lisa and MP-17 with small copper rollers (feeders).
You’ll find the Salinas here – with or w/o copper hood, lower and high port.
Mona Lisa comes with a copper hood but you can request it w/o the hood if you like.
We have 4 Frog mouthpieces to choose from – with or w/o copper hood, without or some tongue relief.
We have 6 different half breeds to choose from: with or w/o tongue relief, with or w/o copper hood, with copper wires, narrow or regular loop (port)
You have 2 choices: lower (approx. ¾” high) and high port (approx. (1 ½”).
There are 5 choices: Billy Allen with and w/o rollers, dog bone, twisted and regular broken snaffle.
We have 4 different ported snaffles: with & w/o copper cricket, with and w/o copper rollers on the bars, and square port.
This is a unique / rare mouthpiece seldom made.
Bits (Horse Bits) by Style
In this section we have put bits made in the past grouped by these styles: Argentine snaffles, Arizona cheeks, Big Concho, Calvary pattern shank, Charras, Chileno Ring Bit, Gag Snaffles, Las Cruces, Nevada, Number 7, Rod Iron Cheek, Santa Barbara, Santa Lucia, Santa Paula, Santa Susanna, Sonora, Spade bits, and U.S. Style.
Bits (Horse Bits) by Theme
For the rider who is looking for Back boned (de Espinazo), Chevron stripes, Crescent Moon, Daisy Concho, Filigree, Hearts, Horse shoe, Pistol Bits, Round, Snake , Special Bits, special Projects, Star, Trophy (ideal for personalizing), Wagon Wheel.
By description See the List of Bits by Description at the bottom of this page or use the Search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen and type the key word of the options mentioned above so you can find what you are looking for.
If you can't find the handmade silver show bit you are looking for, please call us toll free at 877 587-4583 or direct at 209 492-0114. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "remarks" section to let us know of any changes or specific measurements you need.
COLOR / METAL
The horse bits are available in:
Sterling over Stainless Stainless Steel with Sterling Silver Overlay (also referred to as WHITE, STERLING OVERLAY, or SOS) like B-1020 SOS
BLUED, BLACK, BROWN, or PATINA. Brown is brown with a shine; Patina is a rusty brown. These are iron inlaid with Fine Silver (also referred to as Sterling inlay or Patina, Black, Brown or Blued Steel). See B-1020 Silver Inlay, Blued. If you want the Blued, black, or Patina with silver overlay, request it (see B-1020 Silver Overlay, Blued). Either send us a message when placing your order or please call us. .
CARE / MAINTENANCE
The iron in your custom western show bit will oxidize eventually creating an attractive contrast to the silver. Moisture and humidity will expedite the oxidation. So keep your handmade bit dry to retard the oxidation. Choose Sterling over Stainless if you don't want them to rust. The silver will tarnish but will give the engraving a nice contrast making them look antique.
The standard mouthpiece width is 5” but as you can see from the drop menu (once you have selected a bit number, under mouthpiece width), we can make the mouthpiece width as narrow as 4 1/2" and as wide as 6". Arabian horse size is typically 4 3/4". If you need a different width, just let us know.
All mouthpieces are hand forged iron "sweetened" with copper inlay.
Three Mouthpiece Angles are available: 1 - Normal; 2 - Slight Drop (towards horse's tongue); 3 - Straight or Drop towards the back (towards palate). See the Mouthpiece Angles diagram under Mouthpieces main category -- scroll to the bottom of the page.
There is a wide selection of custom silver show bits and countless options/changes that can be made to your handmade bit. Most without additional cost. However, if putting a larger concho, the price goes up depending on the size of the silver concho; and custom bits with a brand or initials in Jewelers Bronze are approximately $30 more.
The mouthpiece is included when purchasing a bit. However, a handful of mouthpieces, mainly the spade and those with more work or copper, are $25 extra; the Chileno MP-25R is $35 extra.
The custom, handmade bits are available in STERLING OVER STAINLESS (which is Sterling Overlay - all White in color – See B-1020 SOS); and Steel with a BLUED, BLACK, BROWN or PATINA finish (Sterling inlay – see B-1020 Silver Inlay, Blued) for the same price -- as noted in the drop menus. If you want the Steel with a Blued, Black, Brown or Patina finish with sterling overlay (see B-1020 Silver Overlay, Blued), it may be same price or slightly higher.
If you don't see the horse bits or options you are looking for, please call us at 1 877 JTSilver (587-4583) or e-mail us at sales@JTSilversmiths.com
|LIST OF HORSE BITS BY DESCRIPTION
||B-1582 thru B-1586, B-1628 thru B-1629
|Backboned (de Espinazo)
||B-1029, B-1516, B-1547 (3" concho), B-1557, B-1562 (2"concho), B-1570,
B-1582, B-1614, B-1643
|Calvary Pattern Shank
||B-1002, B-1009, B-1010, B-1018, B-1019, B-1020, B-1023, B-1024, B-1025,
B-1026, B-2028, B-1031, B-1032, B-1034, B-1037, B-1038, B-1039, B-1042 thru
B-1045, B-1049, B-1050, B-1052, B-1057, B-1059, B1501, B-1505, B-1506,
B-1508, B-1511, B-1517, B-1518, B-1520, B-1524, B-1525, B-1529, B-1530,
B-1533, B-1539, B-1542, B-1546, B-1551, B-1558, B-1559, B-1561, B-1562,
B-1565, B-1566,B-1572, B-1574, B-1575, B-1577, B-1579 thru B-1581, B-1595,
B-1600, B-1601, B-1603 thru B-1607, B-1610 (1"concho), B-1619, B-1623, B-1627
thru B-1629, B-1633, B-1637, B-1640, B-1642, B-1644
|Beads small conchos)
||B-1003, B-1060, B-1549, B-1550, B-1564, B-1568, B-1573, B-1574, B-1601 thru
B-1604, B-1610 thru B-1612, B-1615, B-1617, B-1621, B-1624, B-1626, B-1631,
B-1632, B-1633, B-1639, B-1640,
|Card Suit Motif
||B-1002, B-1504, B-1513, B-1573
||B-1015, B-1017, B-1026, B-1027, B-1040
||B-1641, B-1680, B-1681
|Half Moon / Crescent
||B-1034, B-1056, B-1514, B-1526, B-1531, B-1553, B-1549, B-1550, B-1564,
B-1565, B-1615, B-1621, B-1635, B-1639
||B-1032, B-1571, B-1578
||B-1015, B-1025, B-1507, B-1534, B-1552, B-1555, B-1572
|Ideal for Personalizing
||B-1000, B-1010, B-1029
||(same as Rod Cheek)
|O Ring Bit
|Rod Cheek (de Varilla)
||B-1587 thru B-1590, B-1597, B-1598, B-1622, B-1631
||B-1036, B-1587, B-1591
||B-1513, B-1560, B-1570
||B-1001, B-1006, B-1046, B-1057, B-1503,B-1526, B-1550, B-1611, B-1615,
||B-1001 thru B-1006, B-1528, B-1548 thru B-1550, B-1565, B-1573, B-1611 thru
B-1613, B-1615, B-1617, B-1621.
||B-1504, B-1510 thru B-1512, B-1515, B-1570, B-1572, B-1575, B-1580, B-1581,
B-1584, B-1619, B-1623, B-1627, B-1629, B-1639, B-1644
|1/2 Wagon Wheel