The Big Ring Gag is made with stainless steel 4-1/2" rings and a sweet iron mouth. The Big Ring Gag is stronger than the usual Loose Ring and Eggbutt as the ropes going through the rings create leverage which will exert more pressure through the mouthpiece whilst at the same time introducing more poll pressure.
The Barrie is a severe bit due to the center links of the two pieces being offset by 20 mm giving it a double nutcracker action, which creates more tongue and bar pressure.
Good for strong older horses.
The mouth pieces is made from blue sweet iron, because it:
helps bit acceptance
is warm and sweet
Please note the blue will fade with use.