Choosing a new bit for your horse is a complicated decision, but there are a couple of guidelines you can follow to steer you in the right direction.

From skilled horsemen’s insights on their preferred tools of the trade, including National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Famer Shannon Hall, to an insider’s tour of Mike Major’s highly functional and drool-worthy tack room, this issue will be sure to inspire horsemen to gear up and go.

Looking for an education that will set you on the path to a career in the equine world? Western Horseman has gathered a couple of colleges with classes and experiences that can help you on your way.