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4" / 100mm 1
4.25" / 107mm 1
4.5" / 115mm 29
Small (4.5" - 5") 2
4.75" / 120mm 4
5" / 125mm 37
5" / 127mm 4
5 1/8" / 130mm 2
5.25" / 133mm 2
5.25" / 135mm 11
5.5" / 140mm 28
5.75" / 145mm 10
5.75" / 146mm 2
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6" / 150mm 13
6" / 152mm 1
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  1. Shires Two Ring Copper Lozenge Gag Bit

    RRP £21.99

    From: £17.81

    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 £25.99

    From: £23.39

    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
    £24.99

    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 £27.99

    From: £25.19

    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 £21.99

    From: £19.79

    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 £26.99

    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 £18.99

    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 Single Jointed Bevel Bit

    RRP £16.50

    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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  9. Shires Blue Sweet Iron Bevel With Roller Link

    RRP £26.99

    From: £19.27

    The Shires Blue Sweet Iron Bevel With Roller Link has loose ring bevel cheeks which give a mild leverage action through poll pressure. This allows the rider more control and promotes outline, head carriage and responsiveness while still using a mild bit. This bit is a good choice for horses who are fussy in the mouth; the roller links give the mouthpiece some play while encouraging the horse to mouth, inceasing acceptance. The roller links also discourage the horse from fixing or leaning on the bit. The mouthpiece is made from blue sweet iron which oxidises easily in the mouth, offering warmth and a sweet taste which is preferable to many horses. The brass rollers on this bit offer further warmth making the bit more palatable. 

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"); 65mm (5.5")

    - Bevel cheeks give a mild leverage action through poll pressure
    - The roller links encourage play and mouthing which can increase acceptance of the bit and the contact
    - These links also discourage fixing or leaning on the bit
    - Blue sweet iron oxidises easily in the mouth, offering a warm and sweet taste which is favoured by many horses

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  10. Shires Blue Sweet Iron Universal With Roller Link

    RRP £26.99

    From: £24.29

    Shires Blue Sweet Iron Universal With Roller Link is the ideal choice for horses who are overly fussy in the mouth and require poll pressure and leverage. It is perfect for riders who need a stronger action than a snaffle and is extremely popular for jumping and faster work. The universal design offers poll pressure to aid with flexion whilst the rollers discourage leaning and fixing helping to promote play. The action of the universal gag is slightly less than that of a traditional three ring gag so is a good next step up from a loose ring snaffle. These free moving disks in the centre are ideal for promoting mouthing on the bit. The blue sweet iron easily oxidises in the mouth offering warmth and a sweet taste which is preferable to many horses. The brass rollers on this bit offer further warmth making the bit more palatable. Available in 4.5" - 5.5". Learn More
  11. Sprenger MAX-Control 3-Type-Bit
    £77.40

    The MAX-Control is a double-jointed bit which, at a first glance, cannot be distinguished from other double-jointed loose ring snaffles. However, it is a correction or training bit which locks at a certain angle and thus becomes a straight bar. The bit lies very well in the mouth when the horse is working properly. When the horse opposes the rider's hand the more intensive rigid effect occurs.

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  12. Cottage Craft GS Butterfly Bit
    £50.10

    Online for Equine offer the Cottage Craft GS Butterfly Bit.

    This bit offers added control with both poll and curb action, ideal for horses who get excitable.

    This bit is designed to be used with either double reins or roundings.

    Being Copper Enriched makes this bit warmer in the horses mouth which encourages salivation and acceptance of the bit, ideal for horses who dislike cold metal bits.

    Available in widths 4.5, 5 and 5.5".

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  13. Shires Brass Alloy Bevel Bit with Lozenge

    RRP £25.99

    From: £18.70

    The Shires Brass Alloy Bevel Bit 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 copper alloyed with a harder metal to produce a warm and durable bit which is palatable and aids salivation to encourage acceptance. 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 (5.5")

    - 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 is made from copper alloyed with a harder metal to produce a warm and durable bit which is palatable and aids salivation to encourage acceptance

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5" 

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  14. Cottage Craft Continental Gag
    £16.99

    Online for Equine offer the Cottage Craft Continental Gag.

    This Loop Ring Gag is ideal for use on horses that get excitable in certain situations.

    Ideally these bits should be used with a set of double reins or roundings.

    Available in widths 4.5, 5, 5.5 and 6".

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  15. Shires Equikind+ Jointed Universal Gag Bit

    RRP £23.99

    From: £21.59

    The Shires Equikind+ Jointed Universal Gag Bit is the ideal choice for a strong horse needing poll leverage.

    This gag bit combines poll pressure and leverage encouraging the horse to lower it head and proves extremely popular for jumping and for faster work.

    The single joint of this gag bit gives a nutcracker action on the tongue and bars of the mouth to help with control whilst the rubber covering can be useful for horses averse to metal.

    Mouthpiece thickness: 15mm.

    Cheek height: 115mm (4.5", 5"), 130mm (5.5").

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  16. Shires Sweet Iron Jointed Bevel Bit
    £15.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Jointed Bevel Bit allows mild leverage which offers the rider more control. It also helps to promote outline, head carriage and responsiveness. With a single joint, the mouthpiece offers the rider better lateral control, working on the bars and tongue. The sweet iron mouthpiece metal oxidises to produce a sweet taste which is palatable and helps to encourage acceptance of the bit. 

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

    - 14mm thick single jointed sweet iron mouthpiece; sweet iron oxidises in the mouth to produce a sweet, palatable taste
    - Bevel bit cheeks offer mild leverage to give the rider better control
    - Helps to promote outline, head carriage and responsiveness

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  17. Shires EquiKind+ Jointed Bevel Bit
    £23.99

    The Shires EquiKind+ Jointed Bevel Bit is a single jointed bit with bevel cheeks which allow mild leverage for improved control while promoting outline and head carriage. The single joint allows for improved lateral control. EquiKind+ mouthpieces are made from coated stainless steel, offering a mouthpiece which is similar in texture to rubber but is thinner and therefore more comfortable for horses with smaller mouths or larger tongues.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"), 65mm (5.5")

    - 15mm EquiKind+ mouthpiece which is comfortable for horses with smaller mouths or larger tongues
    - Bevel cheeks allow for mild leverage for improved control
    - Single joint gives improved lateral control

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  18. Shires Brass Alloy Universal With Lozenge
    £27.99

    The Shires Brass Alloy Universal With Lozenge is designed to combine poll pressure with leverage, ideal for situations where a little more control is needed. It gives a mild gag action and offers versatility for different situations. The lozenge mouthpiece is kind and when combined with the loose rings of the Universal cheek offers enough movement to prevent the horse from fixing and leaning against the contact. The brass alloy mouthpiece is designed from copper alloyed with a harder metal to produce a durable bit in a warmer metal than stainless steel. This mouthpiece material is also more palatable than stainless steel, aiding salivation to promote acceptance.

    Bit ring size: 115mm (4.5", 5"), 130mm (5.5", 6")

    - Universal cheek is designed to combine poll pressure with leverage, ideal for when a little more control is needed
    - Lozenge mouthpiece is kind and mild
    - Double joint mouthpiece combined with loose cheeks ensures the bit moves in the horse's mouth, preventing the horse from fixing or leaning
    - Brass alloy mouthpiece is a durable and warm metal which is palatable to aid salivation

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

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  19. Shires Sweet Iron Bevel Bit With Lozenge

    RRP £19.99

    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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  20. Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal - 8023U/8024U

    RRP £129.54

    From: £90.99

    The Neue Schule Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal offers the rider additional control without increasing the severity of the mouthpiece, making it an ideal choice for faster work such as fast work and jumping, allowing turns to be much more accurate and precise. The Tranz Angled Lozenge is positioned on the tongue helping to encourage the horse to relax through the jaw. The ergonomically designed curved mouthpiece eliminates interference with the upper palate and prevents the bit from lying too far forwards in the mouth.

    The bit is fantastic for use during faster work such as jumping as it utilises alternate pressure points on the horses head generating more control without upping the severity of the mouthpiece. The design aids the rider in turning and generally eliminates head tossing associated with downwards transitions or shortening strides for fences. The bit provides four rein options including the option for a curb and Pelham roundings when riders require additional control. 

    8023U: 5 - 6.5"; 16mm mouthpiece.

    8024U: 5.5"; 18mm mouthpiece.

    NS Reference 8023U/8024U

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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.