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Gag Bits

Gag Bits
Gag Bits
Find the best gag bits for horses when you need to lift or lighten your horse in the bridle. With gag bit styles for Western horses, you can choose from a variety of mouthpiece options when you shop top brands.
Weaver Gag Bridle With Bit
$64.99
$49.99
up to 23% off
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
FES Swept Back Junior Cow Horse Western Snaffle Bit
$70.99
$49.99
save 30%
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews
Professional's Choice® Equisential Wonder Bit Snaffle
$42.99
$29.99
save 30%
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Everything You Need to Know About Gag Bits for Horses

Gag bits for horses are a great tool for gaining leverage on your horse if they tend to pull or get heavy in the bridle. Gag bits encourage horses to lift their heads when a rider pulls on the reins, which applies pressure to the poll and the corners of the lips. Mouthpiece styles for gag bits come in both twisted wire and jointed snaffles, with copper, sweet iron, or stainless steel material.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gag Bits for Horses

What is a gag horse bit?

A gag horse-bit utilizes a combination of mouth and poll pressure for leverage, to lift a horse’s head and reduce pulling.

What does a gag bit do?

Horse gag bits are designed to lift a horse’s head and get them lighter in the bridle for a horse that tends to lean, pull, or get strong. By using both poll pressure and pressure on the lips, gag bits are a great way without using a harsh bit, to get a horse light in your hands.

How does a gag bit work?

A gag horse-bit uses a combination of leverage and pressure on the lips and poll to lift a horse’s head and offer control for a horse that tends to lean on the bit or pull.

Is a gag bit harsh?

No, a gag bit is not considered a harsh bit as long as used properly. Gag bits for horses are only as severe as the rider’s hands. It is common for riders to use a stopper on the cheek piece for gag-style bits with rope or leather that slides through the bit rings, preventing the bit from being pulled too tightly.

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