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4.25" / 107mm 2
4.5" / 114mm 2
4.5" / 115mm 25
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4.75" / 120mm 4
5" / 125mm 32
5" / 127mm 12
Medium (5" - 5.5") 7
5 1/8" / 130mm 2
5.25" / 133mm 12
5.25" / 135mm 11
5.5" / 140mm 38
Large (5.5" - 5.75") 7
5.75" / 145mm 11
5.75" / 146mm 13
X Large (5.75" - 6.25") 7
6" / 150mm 11
6" / 152mm 13
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  1. Shires Two Ring Copper Lozenge Gag Bit

    RRP £22.99

    From: £19.79

    Online for Equine offer the Shires Two Ring Copper Lozenge Gag Bit.

    This loose ring gag offers improved control and reduces the risk of leaning as the ring freely rotates. The copper lozenge rolls down the centre of the tongue when a contact is obtained helping to soften the contact and encourage mouthing on the bit.

    This loose ring gag bit is not British Dressage legal.

    The Shires Two Ring Copper Lozenge Gag Bit is available in widths 4.5" - 6".

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  2. Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag

    RRP £26.99

    From: £21.00

    Online for Equine offer the Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag.

    This loose ring happy mouth gag is ideal for horses that require a little more in the mouth than a regular snaffle. The strong, durable and flexible nylon coating makes this gag bit ideal for stronger horses that have an aversion to metal bits. The gag bit employs poll pressure to help improve the rider's control and steering.

    This happy mouth is not British Dressage legal.

    The Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag is available in widths 4.5" - 5.5".

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  3. Shires Blue Sweet Iron Beval With Lozenge

    RRP £25.99

    From: £23.39

    The Shires Blue Sweet Iron Bevel With Lozenge has loose ring bevel cheeks which give a mild lever action through poll pressure, offering the rider slightly more control. This bit is not severe but can promote head carriage, outline and responsiveness. The double jointed mouthpiece is made from blue sweet on and features a brass alloy lozenge - both are warm metals with a sweet taste, helping to encourage salivation for acceptance of the bit and the contact. The lozenge works by dispersing pressure across the tongue for a kind, mild action. The bevel bit rings are loose which allows the mouthpiece to move inside the horse's mouth, preventing the horse from fixing or taking a hold.

    Bit rings measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"); 70mm (5.5")

    - 15mm blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily to produce a sweet taste to encourage acceptance
    - Beval cheeks give a mild lever action, offering the rider slightly more control
    - This bit can promote head carriage, outline and responsiveness

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  4. Shires Tom Thumb with Brass Alloy Mouth Bit

    RRP £28.99

    From: £23.78

    The Shires Tom Thumb with Brass Alloy Mouth bit is especially good for horses who participate in jumping. The bit has a lifting effect at the front which can help reduce leaning on the bit and also enables control and precision. The Shires Tom Thumb with Brass Alloy Mouth bit has a brass alloy mouth which assists with salivation, the lozenge link helps to contour the tongue and form a true contact enabling clearly defined aids to be given through the reigns. Learn More
  5. Shires Tom Thumb with Copper Lozenge Bit

    RRP £22.99

    From: £18.48

    The Shires Tom Thumb with Copper Lozenge bit works by using pressure, the bit puts pressure on the horses poll and tongue. Attaching the reins of the bridle to the lower rings will increase the severity, the bit should be used with care. Learn More
  6. Shires Tom Thumb Waterford with Brass Alloy Mouth bit

    RRP £27.99

    From: £24.29

    The Shires Tom Thumb Waterford with Brass Alloy Mouth bit is a bit that has a lifting effect at the front and offers more control and precision, this makes the bit good for jumping. To work effectively it is important that the Shires Tom Thumb Waterford with Brass Alloy Mouth bit is worn 1/4"-1/2" wider than standard. The brass alloy on the bit is there to assist with salivation. Learn More
  7. Shires Bevel Bit with Copper Lozenge

    RRP £19.99

    From: £17.09

    The Shires Bevel Bit with Copper Lozenge has loose ring bevel cheeks which give a mild lever action through poll pressure, offering the rider slightly more control. This bit is not severe but can promote head carriage, outline and responsiveness. The double jointed mouthpiece features a copper lozenge; copper is a warm metal with a sweet taste which can help to encourage salivation for acceptance of the bit and the contact. The lozenge works by dispersing pressure across the tongue for a kind, mild action. The bevel bit rings are loose which allows the mouthpiece to move inside the horse's mouth, preventing the horse from fixing or taking a hold.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"), 70mm (5.25", 5.5", 6")

    - Bevel cheeks give a mild lever action, offering the rider slightly more control
    - Loose bit rings allow the bit to move inside the mouth, preventing the horse from fixing or taking a hold
    - The size of the bit rings increase with the size of the bit, to keep the rings in proportion with the horse's face
    - The double jointed 16mm mouthpiece features a copper lozenge which encourages salivation and acceptance of the bit

    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.25", 5.5" and 6"

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  8. Shires Sweet Iron Bevel Bit With Lozenge

    RRP £20.99

    From: £17.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Bevel Bit With Lozenge allows mild leverage to help with better control. Loose rings allow movement of the mouthpiece inside the horse's mouth, discouraging the horse from fixing or leaning on the bit while allowing for play and mouthing to increase acceptance. The sweet iron and copper combination mouthpiece is highly palatable - sweet iron oxidises to produce a sweet taste to aid salivation and acceptance of the bit. The diameter of the bit rings increases with the size of the bit to remain in proportion with the horse's face.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"), 70mm (5.5")

    - Beval bit rings allow mild leverage to help with better control
    - Loose rings allow movement of the mouthpiece inside the horse's mouth to discourage fixing and leaning 
    - Sweet iron oxidises to produce a sweet taste, aiding salivation and acceptance of the bit

    Available 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  9. Shires Single Jointed Bevel Bit

    RRP £16.99

    From: £14.85

    The Shires Single Jointed Bevel Bit is a loose ring beval which allows for a mild lever action through poll pressure, offering more control and encouraging the horse to work in an outline. The single jointed snaffle mouthpiece gives the rider more lateral control and applies pressure to the bars and tongue. Loose bit rings allow the mouthpiece to move inside the horse's mouth, preventing the horse from fixing or taking a hold. The bit ring size increases with the size of the mouthpiece, ensuring the bit is in proportion with the horse's head. Bevel bits are popular in the show ring with show ponies, giving a young rider more control without the severity of a harsher mouthpiece.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4", 4.5", 5"), 70mm (5.5", 6")
    Mouthpiece thickness: 12mm (4"), 14mm (4.5"-6")

    - Bevel cheeks allow for a mild lever action, applying some poll pressure to offer more control
    - These bits are popular in the show ring with show ponies, giving a young rider more control without the severity of a harsher mouthpiece
    - Bit ring size increases with the bit size to ensure the bit is in proportion with the horse's head

    Available in 4", 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  10. Neue Schule Verbindend Universal - 9011U
    £129.54

    The Neue Schule Verbindend Universal Lever is a great choice for horses in faster work or for jumping, offering varying degrees of control plus an additional curb strap option to allow you to tailor this bit to best suit your horse. This versatile all-rounder offers the rider extra control and lift from the shoulder without any discomfort or severity. This then encourages your horse to soften and relax through the jaw, accepting the contact. Directional aids are also enhanced through the Verbindend Universal.

    The curved shape of the Verbindend mouthpiece encourages rein aid clarity which enables the horse to develop a more consistent contact. This mouthpiece can help alleviate tongue evasion as it creates a channel for the horses tongue to move comfortably underneath, further enhancing communication.

    Available in 5 - 6.5"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 9011U

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  11. Neue Schule Waterford Universal - 8029U
    £129.54

    The Neue Schule Waterford Universal is a versatile design which suits the overenthusiastic horse that has a tendancy to hold onto the bit and go, instead needing to come back and listen to the rider. The Waterford mouthpiece bends in every direction to stop the horse from being able to grab onto the bit and "hold". The NS Waterford mouthpiece has been designed to be slightly thinner to suit all types of mouth conformation, including large, fleshy tongues and lips. The LipSMART lip rests on the mouthpiece prevent the corners of the mouth from being pinched or rubbed.

    The Universal cheeks offer four rein options including the curb strap and Pelham roundings, allowing the ride to tailor this bit to suit the horse. It's fantastic for use during faster work and jumping when additional control is needed. This bit also helps to promote a correct outline.

    Available in 5.25 - 6.25"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8029U

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  12. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Balding Running Cheek Gag - 8023BG
    £139.69

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Balding Running Cheek Gag is a good choice for horses which are heavy on the forehand or are inclined to snatch and pull the rider out of the saddle. The loose ring gives the bit more flexibility which discourages the horse from leaning, which may happen with a fixed cheek. Two rein options for the rider gives the opportunity to apply varying degrees of control; being able to differentiate between the snaffle rein and the running cheek rein which applies poll pressure. The poll pressure works to maximise on control and give lift from the shoulder.

    This strong bit is fantastic for use during faster work such as jumping/cross country but should only be employed by knowledgeable riders as misuse can cause oral damage.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8023B

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  13. Neue Schule Waterford Balding Running Cheek Gag - 8029BG
    £139.69

    The Neue Schule Waterford Balding Running Cheek Gag is the ideal bit choice for very strong horses that forceably lean on the bit and hang on the rider's reins in evasion - the combination of this mouthpiece and the action of the running cheeks makes it virtually impossible for the horse to grab and hang onto the bit. The loose lever action emphasises the riders rein aids, applying poll pressure for control and asking the horse to come back and listen. Neue Schule have redesigned the classic Waterford mouthpiece - ergonomic LipSMART shelves eradicate rubbing to the sensitive corners of the lips while the flexible, thinner mouthpiece has been designed to suit all types of mouth conformation, including large tongues and fleshy lips.

    Neue Schule designed this bit for use with two reins to enable to rider to differentiate between the snaffle action and the running cheek action which provides poll pressure. This bit must always be used in conjunction with bit cheeks to gain the correct pressure distribution. This strong bit offers control for very strong horses and is often selected during faster work such as hunting but should only be employed by knowledgeable riders as misuse of strong bits can cause oral damage.

    Available in 5.5 - 6.25"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8029BG

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  14. Neue Schule Performance Pony Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval - 8093BEV
    £95.70

    The Neue Schule Pony Performance Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval has a mild lever action which causes forward tilt in the cheek pieces, applying poll pressure for more control. The Beval bit is ideal for situations in which an ordinary snaffle doesn't offer as much control. This bit will also help with turning and downwards transitions. The Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval is ideal for children and novice riders that may struggle with the techique and leg aid application in order to achieve and maintain a correct outline. The Beval cheeks have been scaled down in proportion with the pony mouthpiece.

    Available in 4.25 - 4.75"; 10mm mouthpiece

    NS Reference 8093BEV

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  15. Neue Schule Performance Pony Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal - 8093U

    RRP £129.54

    From: £90.99

    The Neue Schule Pony Performance Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal features a lozenge to help encourage the pony to relax on the bit. The ergonomic design features a cleverly curved mouthpiece which eliminates interference with the upper palate and prevents the bit from lying too far forwards in the mouth where it could pinch the sensitive sides of the tongue. This thin mouthpiece has been specifically designed to suit the pony's mouth anatomy for comfort and acceptance.

    The Universal is ideal for use during faster work and jumping, utilising poll pressure to generate more control and aiding steering without upping the severity of the mouthpiece. The design of this bit also helps to eliminate head tossing when the pony is asked to shorten its stride between fences or when asking for downwards transitions. This bit provides four rein options, including the option for a curb and Pelham roundings, to let the rider adjust the bit to suit the pony.

    Available in 4.25 - 5"; 10mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8093U

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  16. Neue Schule Waterford Jumper - 8029NS
    £129.54

    The Neue Schule Waterford Jumper is a strong elevator bit which works by encouraging the horse to sit back on its hocks. Ideal for jumping, and a favourite with showjumpers and eventers, this bit helps with directional control when setting up for more technical fences while lifting the forehand. 

    Neue Schule have redesigned their Waterford mouthpiece with lip rests to eradicate rubbing to the sensitive corners of the lips. The innovative mouthpiece is thinner and suits all types of mouth conformation including large, fleshy tongues; featuring Neue Schule's ergonomic LipSMART shelf eradicates the corners of the mouth being rubbed. The Waterford mouthpiece is fully flexible and able to bend in all directions, so horses aren't able to fix against the contact as they would with other mouthpieces.

    The Jumper cheeks give four rein options, including the use of pelham roundings and can also be used with a curb strap to give another level of control.

    Available 5 - 6", 14mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8029NS

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  17. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Cheltenham Gag - 8023CG
    £139.69

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Cheltenham Gag is an ideal choice for strong horses that lean on the bit and snatch the rein in an attempt to evade the rider's aids. The Cheltenham Gag applies poll pressure to increase control without upping the severity of the mouthpiece. The eggbutt cheeks of this bit gives the bit some stability to increase the horse's confidence and acceptance of the contact, and is often selected for horses that are prone to rubbing as the static cheek piece reduces friction. This bit must always be used in conjunction with running gag cheeks to gain the correct pressure distribution.

    This Cheltenham Gag is fantastic for use during faster work such as jumping but should only be employed by knowledgeable riders as misuse of this strong bit can cause oral damage.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8023CG

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  18. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Nelson Running Cheek Gag - 8023NG

    RRP £139.69

    From: £97.99

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Nelson Running Cheek Gag features Nelson full cheeks which reinforce the turning aids which is ideal for when precise steering is required (e.g. for jumping skinnies or corners cross country). It's a good bit for strong horses which respond to poll pressure, without upping the severity of the mouthpiece.

    Using the running gag cheeks gives the rider two rein options, allowing varying degrees of control as and when required. The running gag rein provides poll pressure to maximise control when needed and lift from the shoulder.

    The Tranz Angled Lozenge Nelson Running Cheek Gag is fantastic for use during faster work such as jumping but should only be employed by knowledgeable riders as misuse of this strong bit can cause oral damage.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8023NG

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  19. Neue Schule Waterford Nelson Running Cheek Gag - 8029NG
    £139.69

    The Neue Schule Waterford Nelson Running Cheek Gag is used for strong horses which lean on the bit or snatch the reins to evade the rider's aid, giving more control over the shoulder and preventing horses from grabbing onto the mouthpiece. The Nelson full cheeks help to reinforce directional aids which is useful for fast work and for jumping accurate fences such as skinnies or corners. 

    Neue Schule have redesigned the classic Waterford mouthpiece with LipSMART lip rests to help eradicate rubbing to the sensitive corners of the mouth. The NS Waterford mouthpiece is also slimmer to make it suitable for all mouth types.

    Worn with running gag cheeks this bit has a two rein option, allowing the rider to have varying degrees of control depending on the circumstances. The rider can differenciate between the snaffle rein and the running cheek which provides poll pressure. The running cheek rein maximises control and lift from the shoulder.

    The Waterford Nelson Running Cheek Gag is fantastic for use during faster work such as cross country jumping but should only be employed by knowledgeable riders as misuse of this strong bit has the potential to cause oral damage.

    Available in 5 - 6"; 14mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8029NG

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  20. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Jumper's Choice - 8023RD
    £129.54

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Jumper's Choice/Ride & Drive is a lever bit which offers extra lift from the shoulder and increases control without discomfort or severity. This clever cheek also reinforces directional control and turning, and stabilises the mouthpiece ensuring the correct contact points are employed at all times when rein aids are applied. The NS Tranz Angled mouthpiece is ergonomically designed for both comfort and communication. The rounded lozenge is set on at a unique 20° angle, activating more feel over the tongue. When a contact is taken, the lozenge rolls gently down contouring smoothly over the tongue's thicker less sensitive centre (the sweet spot), utilising feel but not abusing it, thereby enabling clearly defined aids to be given through the reins. The arms are slightly curved for comfort and of an oval profile. This clever design takes up less room between the tongue and upper palate whilst offering a similar weight bearing surface from the horse's perspective as thicker, more obtrusive circular profile mouthpieces. This ergonomic design very subtly depresses the whole of the tongue and the oval profiles help to create a larger upper airway, enhancing the horse's ability to breathe and swallow.

    This bit is very popular with jumpers as it encourages the horse to sit on it's hocks, helping with tight, accurate turns. It's also recommended for horses which snatch down or pull the rider forwards. The inner rings act as a softening buffer through the rein so that riders with weak backs or arthritis will usually find this bit to be a great benefit. This bit is also a great choice for a driving bit when a Liverpool is not compulsory. It's one of the few designs of bit to provide extra directional control without having fixed cheeks.

    Available from 5" - 6"; 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 8023RD

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Levers & Gag Bits

Choosing the correct bit for your horse can be a nightmarish task, with so many things to consider when selecting the correct one. When you do find one and then after a while it isn't performing as you hoped, or you are in need of a new bit for whatever reason, picking a new one can be even harder. Online for Equine are bitting specialist and have collated a large number of different bit types to help you find the one you need.

In cases where you have previously used a snaffle bit and have found that you do not have the levels of control over your horse that you need or desire, it can be quite difficult to know how to move forward. The assumption that a stronger bit is the answer is misguided and can do more harm than good, a gag bit is a popular option for those in this situation.

A horse gag bit works by putting pressure on alternative part of the mouth to control the horse as oppose to put increased pressure on areas where the existing bit operates; this can actually cause oral damage and cause your horse great discomfort. This allows you to have an enhanced level of control so that you have to use less rein pressure than you currently use to get a response. By choosing the correct fit of gag bit or lever bit, the rider can improve the level of control they have over their horse without causing oral pain and damage. Far too often, the desire to remain in a snaffle can result in oral damage as riders find they have to use large amounts of pressure to gain a controlled response.

If you have any questions in regards to the bit gags or lever gags we have on offer, please do not hesitate to contact our team and speak to our bitting expert.