How your horse responds to each bit or bridle in the box is the key to knowing if that bit will work during the run, according to 24-time World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile. 

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“When I get a horse in to ride, I’ll take out two bits—a chain and a port,” Brazile said in this month’s edition of Relentless Insights, presented by Cactus Ropes. “I need to know what kind of bit each horse is most comfortable in in the box. A horse will tell you more in the box than he will anywhere in the run, and if a horse doesn’t score, then he’s no good to you anywhere else anyway. The box is where I address everything right off the bat.” TRJ