Also known as dutch gag or even as a bubble bit.
The french link mouthpieces soften the action of a single jointed bit by eliminating the nutcracker action.
Continental bits work by raising the bit up in the horses mouth in a similar manor to a conventional 3 ring gag, but there is a limit to the extent this can happen which will lessening the severity. In addition, a lot of poll pressure can be achieved with the lower ring of the gag which is why ideally two reins should be used to ensure a correct contact can be maintained on the snaffle rein without poll pressure when necessary.
The cheek of the jointed 2 ring gag involves a series of steel rings, the main snaffle ring with one smaller ring above and below, useful for horses that do not need the added poll pressure of a further lower ring as in the 4 ring version of the continental gag.
Correctly, the 2 ring bit should be used with two reins, one on the main snaffle ring, and a second on the lower smaller ring. Often this bit is only used with one rein on the lower ring, but ideally if only one rein is to be used the bit should be used with roundings to maintain a better contact with the horses mouth.
Available in Stainless Steel in 4.5", 5", 5.5" or 6".
Please note that bits which have had the tags removed or have been in contact with the horses mouth cannot be returned for health & safety reasons.
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