Improperly adjusted tack can negatively affect your horse’s performance. In this video brought to you by Professional’s Choice, Patrick Smith shares some tack fit fundamentals: how to correctly adjust your bit, curb chain and tie-down so your horse can move comfortably and safely.

“If I’ve learned anything about bits in my career, it’s the importance of making sure that once I put ’em on, that they’re set up for success rather than failure. Make sure that everything fits for that specific horse.”

Watch “Correctly Adjust Your Tack” now:

About Patrick Smith:

Patrick Smith is a two-time team roping world champion heeler and 12-time NFR qualifier. Smith has deep ties in West Texas’s oilfield business, meaning he understands as much as the everyday roper how critical it is to balance day-to-day life with time in the arena. His easy-to-understand teaching style will improve your roping at every level, from horsemanship basics to heeling fast. Smith also brings with him his DVD collection, including Driven, Driven 2.0 and Legend, streaming exclusively on