Les Vogt Bits



Les Vogt is a 15 time World Champion in both Reining and the Working Cow Horse classes. He is also one of the premiere bit makers of our time. He designs outstanding bits and then uses them himself to win at the highest level of competition. These bits are as much a work of art as they are a functional tool.

These bits are made with sweet iron mouthpieces and have copper inlay which helps to keep the mouth moist and soft.

Be sure to watch the several short video clips on this page to see what these different models are used for.


 
Star Show Snaffle
Snaffle Bit-Mouthpiece is 5 1/2" wide to help prevent inner cheek scuffing. Stainless steel 3" rings with floral overlay and beautiful raised star center, swivel tubes are 1 1/4" long. Precision fitted.

A functionally perfect snaffle bit for all levels of snaffle training. This bit has more release than most snaffles, therefore higher performance levels are achieved with less effort on the part of the rider.

Click to watch video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti5tf4MYrys&feature=player_embedded

Note: This bit now has the stainless steel rings with German Silver overlay like in the video instead of the black steel as in the picture.
#1128-19
$124

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Show Snaffle

Performance Smooth Wire Snaffle Bit-Rings are 3" with 1 1/4" precision tube swivel hinge, mouth is smooth snaffle.

Cowhorse Show Legal. Specially designed to increase performance by precision combinations.

Note: This bit now has the stainless steel rings with German Silver overlay instead of the black steel as in the picture.

#1129-19
$109

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Fancy Twisted Snaffle

Performance Twisted Wire Snaffle Bit-Rings are 3" with 1 1/4" precision tube swivel hinge, mouth is 3/8" diameter twisted wire sweet iron. Floral German Silver overlay.

This twisted wire mouth snaffle is your alternative communication tool for days when your horse needs to lighten up.

Note: This bit now has the stainless steel rings with German Silver overlay instead of the black steel as in the picture.

#1129-80
$109

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Plain Twisted Snaffle

Just like our show bits, but without the bling. Many times it's good to have a bit to fall back on that will get a little more respect from your horse when you need it. Many associations will not allow you to show in a twisted snaffle bit, so we created a version that has the same mouthpiece and ring weight as our show bits, but without the fancy engraving. A must for any performance tack room. Mouthpiece is 6" wide.

#1129-80NS
$75

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Argentine Short Shank Snaffle Bit

Argentine Snaffle Bit-5 1/2" long cheeks. Stainless steel with beautiful German Silver floral overlay.

An Argentine snaffle is very forgiving and will teach a horse about leverage bits, what a chin strap is, and how to respond to the pressure it creates. It is a pretty simple bit and gives you a lot of lateral control, because the cheeks will swing out when you pull with one rein.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch video of this bit-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OXUMzozvF4&feature=player_embedded

#1133-19
$129

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Argentine Snaffle Bit

Argentine Snaffle Bit-6 1/2" long cheeks, hand engraved German Silver over stainless steel. An Argentine snaffle is very forgiving and will teach a horse about leverage bits, what a chin strap is, and how to respond to the pressure it creates. It is a pretty simple bit and gives you a lot of lateral control, because the cheeks will swing out when you pull with one rein.

Specially designed to increase performance by precision combinations.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3x68GfZf0&feature=player_embedded

1121-19
$149

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Elevator Smooth Bit

Elevator Bit-9 3/4" long cheeks with a leverage ration of 1 to 1 (1:1). This bit has no leverage, only action. Smooth snaffle mouthpiece with copper inlay. German Silver hand engraved overlay. The setting of this bit gives you maximum results toward your goals with minimum rider effort. Lower setting (1/2" down from corners) will drop the head and neck. High setting (2 or 3 wrinkles) will lift neck and cause flexion at the poll. Always adjust curb very loose for best results. Perfect for neck, shoulder, and collection control development and maintenance.

Specially designed to increase performance by precision combinations.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu85sPkHUdw&feature=player_embedded

#1112-19
$124

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Argentine with Roller

Argentine Snaffle Bit-6 1/2" long cheeks. Three piece mouth with copper roller and copper inlay.

Low leverage cheeks for all horses.

Milder mouthpiece for horses with a soft mouth.

Click to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p6RpGqFWN0&feature=player_embedded

#5021-10X
$149

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Billy Allen

Argentine Snaffle Bit-8" long cheeks. Billy Allen style mouthpiece, medium leverage cheeks. Mild mouthpiece with copper inlay.

No-pinch ball and tube swivel cheeks designed for total neck flexion. This bit works mainly off of curb action without much of what we might call “creative function”. If you need to move quickly from a snaffle to a leverage bit, the LWWR might be the bit for you.

Considered a milder mouthpiece for horses with a soft mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch a video of this bit-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs9UA55Pe60&feature=player_embedded

#11021LWWR
$149

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All Purpose Bit

All Purpose Bit-6-1/2" low leverage cheeks. Soft, roller bars, low curb mouth, suitable for all horses.

A fancy, low-leverage bit that will get your horse to pay attention. Bit end "stirrups" are 3/4" wide where reins attach.

Milder mouthpiece for horses with a soft mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

#11251-8
$149

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Low Port 1108

Low Port Bit - 8" long cheeks with soft roller bar, low curb mouth, suitable for all horses. "No-pinch" tube and ball swivel cheeks connection. Designed to bring out the best in your average or soft mouth horse. Wonderful for horses having gaping tendencies.

Give the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Considered a milder mouthpiece for horses with a soft mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgG_kIFs1GM&feature=player_embedded

#1108-8-2
$159

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Low Roller Port Bit

Low Roller Port Bit-8" long cheeks. Roller bar medium mouthpiece on loose bit cheeks for total neck flexion. Center mount cheeks. Works well on all horses.

Cowhorse Show Legal.

Gives the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Considered a medium power mouthpiece for horses with an average mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Note: This bit now has the stainless steel rings with German Silver overlay instead of the black steel as in the picture.

#1106-92-GS
$159

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Correctional

"No-pinch" swivel cheeks with ball and tube mouthpiece connection. Medium leverage for all-around use. Strong mouth for seasoned horses. Designed to bring back that soft feeling.

Gives the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Stronger mouthpiece for harder mouthed horses.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on oxidized iron.

Click to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8h643_tdoQ&feature=player_embedded

#1104-114-GS
$145

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Roller Bar Medium Port

Performance Bit-8" long cheeks. Roller bar, medium mouth with soft port. "No-pinch" tube and ball swivel cheeks connection. Medium leverage combined with medium mouth power to give the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position.

Cowhorse Show Legal.

Gives the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Considered a medium power mouthpiece for horses with an average mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEVY4_IrOXk&feature=player_embedded

#1118-61-GS
$159

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Santa Barbara Bit with Frog Mouthpiece

Santa Barbara Bit with Frog Mouthpiece-8" long cheeks. Solid bottom bar along with loose cheeks. Copper roller Frog style mouth with roller for medium power from new areas of the mouth. Santa Barbara style cheeks with raised star center for that nice horse that deserves to be bridled properly.

Cowhorse Show Legal.

Gives the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Considered a medium power mouthpiece for horses with an average mouth.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on oxidized iron.

Click to watch a video of this bit-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3COP36SA4Ec&feature=player_embedded

#11341-58-2-GS
$169

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High Port Roller Bit

High Port Roller Bit-8" long cheeks. A strong, ported mouth with copper roller, "No Pinch" tube & ball connection combined with medium leverage cheeks. Great to lower higher necks and heads. Gives you maximum softness possible.

Cowhorse Show Legal.

Gives the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Stronger mouthpiece for harder mouthed horses.

Note: This bit now has the stainless steel rings with German Silver overlay like in the video instead of the black steel as in the picture.

Click to watch a video of this bit-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSjus528_Dg&feature=player_embedded

#1119-77-GS
$159

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San Juaquin Roller Port Bit

San Juaquin Roller Port Bit-No-Pinch tube and ball connection and medium leverage cheeks, combined with an easy roller bar mouthpiece. Gives performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position for the classic-necked horse with a light mouth.

Cowhorse Show Legal.

Available in hand engraved German Silver overlay on stainless steel.

Click here to watch a video of this bit –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4AolIzXr8U&feature=player_embedded

#1122-10-GS
$160

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