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Elliptical Loose Ring Gag (POLO)


Elliptical Loose Ring Gag

The Elliptical is a 45 mm lozenge; it is stronger than the Control Plate due to it having a smaller surface area. Consequently, a horse using his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.

The classic signs of a horse with a sensitive tongue are all to do with avoiding pressure:

– Shaking its head from side to side
– Putting its tongue out
– Putting its tongue over the bit
– Sucking its tongue back”A horse is an animal of flight. It will never yield to pressure or pain it will either move away from it or run away.” Peter “Bomber” Nel.

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.  These are generally used for Polo.

The big ring creates more leverage making it stronger than the small ring version.

All our bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:

oxidises easily
encourages salivation
helps bit acceptance
is warm and sweet

Please note the blue will fade with use.

Product Code: POL042
Elliptical Loose Ring Gag