A true Gag such as a Cheltenham gag or 'running gag' can help encourage a horse to lift its head, as when rein pressure is applied the bit cheekpieces lift the bit in the horse's mouth.
A Leverage bit such as a Dutch Gag has a similar effect to a curb bit by encouraging a lower head carriage through pressure and force across the lower jaw similar to a Weymouth bit in a double bridle.
Popular for fast work and jumping, Gag's and combination bits come in a variety of designs and mouthpieces and have different actions to help give the rider added braking power and control compared to a snaffle. Ideally, Gag's and Combination bits should be ridden with two reins to prevent overbending and to give relief to the horse from constant pressure.
Check out our range of gag and combination bits for horses and remember Houghton Country offers a range of delivery options including next day, express and standard.