Bit Junkie with Kory Koontz
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Rocky Staples Custom Bit

“With any bit, I like it because I can ride it on that particular horse. With this one, I can pull, without getting a harsh reaction. If he goes to running into it, it’s got a later reaction where I can pull him up into the bridle and regain control if he leans into it too strongly. I want him to be able to be leaning in a bit, but if I really need the extra pull when a horse gets strong, this allows me to take a holt so he’s not just on his own.”

– Kory Koontz, 21-time WNFR heeler

Kory Koontz on his 11-year-old gelding Remix, riding his Rocky Staples Bit. Jamie Arviso Photography

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