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Shank Bits

All bit shanks displayed at 50 percent actual size. Please click on the images to see in a larger view. Available in various finishes and extras. Each shank is custom made to order by our small crew of talented craftsman. When you order a Tom Balding bit you are ordering a handcrafted art piece to be treasured for generations to come. If you have any questions or need additional assistance on your order please contact our friendly sales staff at 307-672-8459 or sales@tombalding.com.

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  1. Baseline Long Hinge Port

    Bit # 17 Baseline Long Hinge Port

    $130.00

      

    This beautifully crafted Baseline bit features a Long© shank. The mouthpiece is our Hinge Port©. This shank measures 8".

    “Totally amazed at the results I achieved with the Tom Balding™ Hinge Port™ bit.” Kenny Clabaugh

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  2. Bit#1 - Switchback Ace of Spades w/Roller

    This beautifully crafted bit features a high polish stainless Switchback© shank with brass floral and dots. The mouthpiece is our popular Ace of Spades© with a inset copper roller.

    "The Ace of Spades is my favorite bit, it's not as severe as it looks. It gives lots of signal without scaring a horse. The curved mouthpiece makes it soft and easy on a horses mouth." Andrea Fappani 

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  3. Shorthorn Iron Worker Hinge Port

     

    This beautifully crafted bit features a stainless Shorthorn©. The mouthpiece is our Iron Worker Hinge Port©.

    "The craftsmanship and quality Tom Balding™ puts into his spurs is tremendous! I, with great pleasure, use and endorse them."

    Bob Loomis

     

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  4. Cody Square Port with Roller in Black Floral and Dots

    Bit #11 - Cody Square Port with Roller

    $510.00

      

     This beautifully crafted bit features a black finish Cody© shank with floral and dots. The mouthpiece is our Square Port with Roller©.

    "The craftsmanship and quality Tom Balding™ puts into his spurs is tremendous! I, with great pleasure, use and endorse them."

    Bob Loomis

     

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  5. Avila K2 Equalizer W/ Roller

    Bit #12 Avila K2 Equalizer W/ Roller

    $600.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Avila K2© shank in brown and stainless with floral and dots. The mouthpiece is our Equalizer© with a copper roller. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “I love the Equalizer with Roller™ because it gets a hold of a horse without him pushing back at me.” Todd Crawford

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  6. Billy Allen Short Shank Baseline Bit

    This beautifully crafted Baseline bit features a Short© shank and Billy Allen© mouthpiece. This shank measures 6 3/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.” Larry Mahan

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  7. Sheridan 7 SR2 Correction

    This beautifully crafted Baseline bit features a Sheridan 7© shank in stainless and brown finish. The mouthpiece is our SR2 Correction©. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.” Larry Mahan

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  8. Long S Hinge Port

    This beautifully crafted bit features a stainless steel Long S© shank with stainless dots. The mouthpiece is our Hinge Port© with a copper roller. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “I used the Tom Balding™ “S” Shank Hinge Port™ for years. It's a life saver on the corner and gives me the consistent results I need … A super bit.” Bobby Harris

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  9. Long S Correction

    Bit #16 Long S Correction

    $225.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Long S© shank in brown with stainless dots. The mouthpiece is our Correction© with copper inlays. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “The Tom Balding™ Correction has incredible feel…gets respect without fear. It's the bit I show every horse in.” Bill Riddle

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  10. Avila K2 Equalizer w/ Roller Brown w/ silver and dots

    Bit #18 Avila K2 Equalizer W/ Roller

    $570.00

      

     This beautifully crafted bit features an Avila K2© shank in brown with silver and dots.The mouthpiece is our Equalizer© with an inset copper roller. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “I love the Equalizer with Roller™ because it gets a hold of a horse without him pushing back at me.”  Todd Crawford

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  11. Sheridan Pro Roller Brown with Silver and Dots

     This beautifully crafted bit features a Sheridan© shank in brown with silver and dots.The mouthpiece is our Pro Roller©. This shank measures 8". 

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.”  Larry Mahan

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  12. Switchback Cathedral A

    This beautifully crafted bit features a stainless finish Switchback© shank with brass floral and dots. The mouthpiece is our Cathedral A© with a copper roller. This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.” Larry Mahan

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  13. Baseline Medium S Hinge Port

    Bit #20 Baseline Medium S Hinge Port

    $130.00

      

     This beautifully crafted Baseline bit features a Medium S© shank. The mouthpiece is our Hinge Port©. This shank measures 7 3/4". 

    “Totally amazed at the results I achieved with the Tom Balding™ Hinge Port™ bit.”  Kenny Clabaugh

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  14. Sheridan Equalizer W/ Pro Roller in Brown and Tuxedo

    Bit #21 Sheridan Equalizer w/ Roller

    $495.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Sheridan© shank in brown with a stainless tuxedo plate. The mouthpiece is our Equalizer© with an inset copper roller.  This shank measures 8".

    “I love the Equalizer with Roller™ because it gets a hold of a horse without him pushing back at me.”  Todd Crawford

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  15. Long S Low Rider Brown w/ Dots

    Bit #22 Long S Low Rider

    $225.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Long S© shank in brown with dots. The mouthpiece is our Low Rider©.  This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.”  Larry Mahan

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  16. Short S Double Cross Brown w/ Dots

    Bit #23 Short S Double Cross

    $225.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Short S© shank in brown with dots. The mouthpiece is our Double Cross©.  This shank measures 7 1/4".

    “The Double Cross™ is an excellent transition bit. Really helps to prepare a colt to pack a bridle. Very soft yet makes a colt carry their noses up and down instead of pushing out. Really great for the colts that wants to reach for the bridle a lot. Makes them drop the nose and bridle up.”  Ted Robinson

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  17. Switchback Mullened Correction Stainless w/ Floral

    Bit #24 Switchback Mullened Correction

    $545.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Switchback© shank in brown and high polish stainless with brass floral overlay . The mouthpiece is our Mullened Correction©.  This shank measures 8 1/4".

    "The Tom Balding Mullened Correction on the Switchback shanks is my favorite bit hanging in the tack room today. It works on a variety of horses. This bit has a lot of feel and style as well."  Chris Dawson

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  18. Switchback Ace of Spades w/ Roller Stainless and Floral

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Switchback© shank in brown and high polish stainless with brass floral overlay . The mouthpiece is our Ace of Spades© with an inset copper roller.  This shank measures 8 1/4".

    I’ve used the Tom Balding Switchback with Ace of Spades mouthpiece for at least a year now and have been very pleased with it. I am amazed at the versatility of the bit. I’ve tried it on everything from a seasoned bridle horse to a young horse just coming out of the snaffle bit or bosal with great results. Tom made a believer out of me. 
     Nate Wald

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  19. Tire Tool Square Port Brown w/ Dots

    Bit #26 Tire Tool Square Port

    $225.00

      

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Tire Tool© shank in brown with dots. The mouthpiece is our Square Port©.  This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.”  Larry Mahan

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  20. Long S Ballhinge Pro Roller Brown w/ Dots

    This beautifully crafted bit features a Long S Ballhinge© shank in brown with dots. The mouthpiece is our Pro Roller©.  This shank measures 8 1/4".

    “Tom Balding is an incredible artist and master craftsman. I have enjoyed using my Tom Balding™ bits and spurs.”  Larry Mahan

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