The universal bit combines poll pressure with leverage and is ideal for those who require a little more control. The double jointed, durable rubber mouth piece with copper lozenge offers a higher level of comfort in the horse's mouth. Copper lozenges help to distribute pressure over both the tongue and bars of the mouth, encouraging mouthing and contact. It also helps to prevent pinching of the lips and around the bars of the mouth whilst reducing the nutcracker action of a single jointed bit. Ideal for horses that need a touch more braking power but are perhaps sensitive in the mouth.
Also known as a continental bit, it works by raising the bit in the horse's mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag but without the same severity. Poll pressure can be applied by using the lower rings. A softer option to the three ring Dutch gag, this bit is ideal for riders who need a little more control when jumping or doing fast work but don’t need massive amounts of poll pressure.
As per our size guide the A & B measurements of this bit are as follows:
4.5" & 5" - A=15mm & B=110mm
5.5" - A=15mm & B=135mm
Rubber Horse Bits...
Rubber covered bits generally have thicker mouthpieces making them softer and ideal for horses with sensitive mouths or those who do not like metal bits. Our rubber bits have been heat treated to make them smooth to the touch and more durable. May not be suitable for horses with small mouths or a large tongue due to the thicker mouthpiece.