122 EQUIBRAND.COM/CLASSICEQUINE RICKEY GREEN BITS Rickey Green’s team roping credentials are astounding. He is an 11- time NFR qualifier and an NFR Champion. He has coached thousands of ropers at clinics across the U.S. and Canada. Throughout his career, Rickey has trained seven horses that have been ridden at the NFR, including three PRCA World Championships, four NFR Championships, two BFI Championships, and the USTRC Open Championship. Rickey’s bits were designed for training, practice, or competition and feature a loose-cheek shank to encourage lateral flexion and to allow the rider to control the horse’s nose. Rickey recommends using a firm leather curb strap or flat chain with these bits to allow the horse to feel and work off of the bit rather than react to the feel and pressure of a biting curb. LongShankSnaffle Contoured shape makes the mouthpiece comfortable, and the 3” purchase provides leverage to lift the horse’s head and shoulder, keeping the hindquarters collected. A. RGBIT18 $65.99 Chain Pinchless mouthpiece shaped to lay flat across the mouth and tongue, attaches to the shank and softly cues when pressure is applied. Allows for collection, breaking at the poll and lifting of the shoulder in preparation to stop. B. RGBIT30 $65.99 SharpSetter Encourages rate quickly under speed. Port reaches the top of the mouth and signals flexion at the poll, bringing the horse into your hand. Preferred on aggressive horses to maintain control. C. RGBIT40 $65.99 SetterwithRoller Unique mouthpiece rolls back when engaged, slowing contact and allowing time for collection and response to pressure. Develops the horse’s proper headset and teaches him to carry the bit correctly. Under speed, helps rate smoothly and build consistency. D. RGBIT41 $65.99 B D A C