The Borraq Wonder Gag Bit is a popular gag shank. It’s loose shanks allow the mouthpiece to move forward when the reins are pulled. It works on several part’s of the horse’s head and mouth including the tongue, allowing time for the horse to think before the mouthpiece is tightened. It is recommended for experienced riders.
The Sweet Iron mouth is designed to rust over time which encourages saliva production and creates a sweeter taste that increases acceptance of the bit by the horse. Once the bit comes into contact with the horse’s mouth oxidization will take place. With the passage of time, the bit begins to look rusty. The rust is not harmful to the horse in any way.
The twisted wire snaffle does not allow much chance for a horse to develop a consistent and soft connection with the bit. It’s best favoured for occasional use on horse’s that are strong and heavily pulls and lug’s on the rider’s hands or proves otherwise unresponsive. Extra care should be taken by the rider as the horse responds to the action of the rider. This will encourage the horse to feel comfortable in the rider’s hands, and then the horse can be transitioned back to a softer bit.
Measurements: Mouthpiece thickness – 10mm (Sweet iron) Large ring diameter – 76mm Cheek Length – 7 1/2″ (Stainless Steel)