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Trust Sweet Iron Full Cheek Gag Medium Port Bit

Trust Sweet Iron Full Cheek Gag Medium Port Bit

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A full cheek bit is a bit whose bit rings are extended with two small bars at the transition bit ring - mouthpiece. The sides make sure that a horse is easier to turn and that the rider can’t pull the bit through the horse’s mouth. This makes the full cheek snaffle bit useful for schooling young horses. Attention: this bit is a bit sharper than a Loos ring snaffle, Eggbutt snaffle bit, and D-snaffle bit. The full cheek snaffle bit lies stable and calm in the mouth.

To make an even more effective full cheek, two straps or loops can be placed on either side of the bit and attached to the bridle. The upper ends of the sides of the full cheek fit right into these straps. These straps ensure that the sides do not get stuck under the noseband of the horse. They give a little more leverage effect, obtained by the straps than when they are not being used.

An unjointed bit/straight bit often works sharper than a single or double-jointed mouthpiece. The shape of the mouthpiece determines the pressure in the mouth. A straight mouthpiece with a tongue port gives more pressure on the layers and keeps the tongue free. The straighter and thicker the mouthpiece, the more pressure on the tongue.

Sweet iron oxidizes, this process naturally stimulates salivation in horses. The oxidization also promotes acceptance of the bit.

**Due to the contagious nature of the equine disease EHV 1 and per biosecurity measure guidelines suggested by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Farm House will no longer accept any returns on bits and bit accessories.**

Previous SKU information:

  • 05001461 - 12.5cm
  • 05001462 - 13.5cm
  • 05001463 - 14.5cm
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