A gag works by lifting the bit in the mouth in order to encourage the
head to be raised. Often used on strong horses that like to lower their
heads in order to escape the action of the bit in the mouth and get
When pressure is applied to the rein, the bit is
lifted in the mouth and poll pressure is applied. The bit also rotates
slightly in the mouth putting more pressure on the tongue and bars.
This is a very popular bit on the Polo field.
To be correctly used, it must be used with two reins one on the gag rein
The Barrie is a severe bit due to the center links of the two pieces
and one on the bit, only bringing the gag rein into play when needed,
although most people ride on the gag rein only.
being offset by 20mm 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:oxidizes easily
helps bit acceptance
is warm and sweet
Please note the blue will fade with use.
includes our Premium Rope Gag Rounds. Our gag rounds are made 100% in
USA with an abrasion resistant mountain climbing rope designed to
reduces drag, therefore, increasing the ropes longevity.