Description gag snaffle bit:
A gag bit is often an normal snaffle, but extra eyelets are placed in and on top of the bit rings. The gag can be attached on to the bridle with a special piece of rope, called a gag rope. This rope must be placed through the eyelets in the bit rings top to bottom. At the end of the gag rope is a buckle, with that buckle the rope can be attached to the bridle. A gag rope is specially made for a gag bit. A ring is placed at the bottom of the gag rope, the rein has to be attached to that ring.
A gag bit should be used with two reins. One attached to the bit rings and the other attached to the ring of the Gag rope. By using the second rein a leverage effect is created. A gag is often used for horses who put a lot of weight in the riders hands and this bit is also used for teaching a horse to bring the head up.
This bit is not suitable for inexperienced riders and horses, as it can be pretty sharp because of the leverage.
Description gag ropes:
When a rider wants to use a gag snaffle, it can only be used in combination with a gag rope. Without this gag rope the gag snaffle functions as a normal snaffle. This cord passes through the two rings in the bit ring. At the top is a buckle to attach the cord to the bridle. At the bottom of the cord is a ring to which the rein is attached.