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Portuguese Gag Elliptical Link

Portuguese Gag Elliptical Link

SKU: 1069

Elliptical: The action of a double jointed snaffle bit is milder on the bars of the mouth and on the roof of the mouth, and depending on the plate used in the middle if the bit, can be mild on the tongue. It is a very good bit to use on young horses start


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Elliptical: The action of a double jointed snaffle bit is milder on the bars of the mouth and on the roof of the mouth, and depending on the plate used in the middle if the bit, can be mild on the tongue. It is a very good bit to use on young horses starting their education, as it encourages acceptance of the bit in a milder manner than with the single jointed snaffle. The shape of the bit means that it fits the mouth better.
As a general rule, the flatter the plate in the middle lies on the tongue, the kinder the bit. (bigger surface area = less direct pressure)
When the rein is used this mouthpiece wraps around tongue, taking pressure off the bars of the mouth and not pointing into the roof of the mouth. Please note appearances may be deceiving, this bit joint is harsher than the control as pressure is more concentrated on the tongue.
The Portuguese/Ring/Dutch Gag: When rein pressure is applied the upper bit ring moves forwards, pulling the bit up in the mouth and rotating it onto the tongue.
At the same time, a large amount of poll pressure is applied to the head, causing the horse to lower its head. There is also a strong nutcracker action.




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