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Designed by leading barrel racing trainers and competitors, the 970 Johnson Hackamore Combo offers long gag action coupled with a rope noseband for lift and control. The rope nose conforms well and works on the bridge of the nose for added rate and control. The chain mouth reduces pressure felt across the bars but provides just enough pressure on the tongue to guide and aid in flex to turn your horse at performance level.

• The rider looking for added lift, rate, flex, and control.
• The horse that does well in a combination bit, but doesn’t need a lot of mouth pressure.

• The 970 Johnson Hackamore Combo is an ALL-TIME bestseller and rider favorite!
• This is the combo bit that's used by a renowned barrel racer - check out the article from our friends at Barrel Horse News
• The LIFETIME warranty!

• Applies pressure to the nose, jaw, and poll when pressure is applied to the reins.
• Curb chain tightness allows for the customization of pressure.
• A looser chain can apply little to no pressure-reducing signaling to only the nose and poll.
• A tighter chain will focus more pressure on the jaw.
• Start loose and increase tightness for additional control or increased signaling.
• The waxed rope nose starts rigid and softens over time, so you may add vet wrap or mule tape to the rope nose until it fully breaks in to reduce severity. This is optional, especially if you’re a heavy-handed rider.

• The 970 Johnson Hackamore Combo falls under our Stage E bits. In Stage E we see combination bits, tiny twists, very high ports, and other highly complex components. When you’re horse enters this stage, he’s asking for some time with the pros!
• All leverage bits should be used with a curb chain to function properly. Without a curb chain, a shanked bit can rotate back toward the rider. Curb chains should stop the shank’s rotation at approximately 45 degrees.
• Cheeks are made of medical-grade stainless steel to prevent rusting and guarantee longevity.
• Each bit is closely inspected by a team of expert craftsmen who pride themselves on the quality of their workmanship.

• LIFETIME – that’s right, we mean it.
• If at any point your bit is showing damage, call our customer service team to receive a prompt repair.

• Store indoors or in a tack room
• Wipe or brush off debris after each use.
• Check your bit before each use for wear.

Bit Style:
Bit Stage:
Stage E (Correction - Specialized and complex bits)
7 1/2" Cheeks
Mouth Size:
5" Mouth
Mouth Size:
5" Mouth
Mouth Material:
Sweet Iron
Mouth Type:
Chain, Small Chain
Nose Type:
Rope Nose
Horse Size:
Country of Manufacture:
United States