Dutch Gag Bit Lozenge Link Mouth
Stainless Steel 'broken mouth' with centre link Dutch Gag Bit Double jointed mouth with centre lozenge link.
4-ring cheeks Mouth thickness: 15mm
Dutch Gag typically consists of four rings: the top one where the cheek pieces attach and then three lower rings offering a variety of rein settings, depending on how much control is required.
This bit is not legal in dressage competitions, but is often seen in showjumping as it offers a variety of ‘brake’ strengths.
The lower down the bit the rein is attached, the more leverage on the poll and therefore the more control the rider has.
It is a popular bit as it is effective but not overly severe and can be used with roundings on the lower ring and main ring to have a softer effect.
Double jointed (broken mouth) will conform around the tongue and place pressure more equally over the tongue, bars and lips.
Any nutcracker effect is reduced & allows the rider independent control over the two sides of the mouth.
Many horses are more comfortable with bits that conform around their mouth
This bit can be a good choice if a rider finds they needs a little extra control for jumping or fast work.