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.