The full cheek form gives the horse an increased lateral guidance, useful for strong horses and quick turns. The gag moves the bit towards the edge of the horse‘s mouth. This causes moderate pressure on the poll and the corner of the mouth. As a result there are additional brakes and the outline will improve. It is recommended to use this bit with a second pair of reins, as the rider can choose between snaffle and gag (using one set of reins increases the risk of over-bending). The full cheek gag is very useful for horses that tend to lean on the bit, and need a higher collection. First choice of most show jumpers, as the maximum control enables the rider to cope with the technical challenges of modern show jumping courses.
Horses do accept leather bits very well. Virtually every horse likes the feeling of leather in their mouth and react with increased chewing activity and more salivation. The more salivation, the better slides the bit in the mouth what means an increased well being of your horse. The anatomical shape of the mouthpiece adjusts when wet even more perfect to the anatomy of the horses’ mouth. Extremely well suited is our leather mouthpiece for young and highly sensitive horses, disliking all other materials. Even horses that generally dislike bits in their mouth often accept this material and can learn to trust the hand of a gentle rider again. Our mouthpieces are tanned vegetable, stitched by hand and available in two degrees of hardness (soft and hard) and in the width 120,130,140 mm.
Please note our care instructions:
Prior to the first use please soak the mouthpiece thoroughly in cooking oil. Please repeat if the leather seems dry to you. Prior to every use please soak briefly in cold water and rinse after use because saliva can erode the leather quickly.
(Excluded warranty in case of bite marks because of wrong choice of bit)
Soft – very supple and pleasant in the mouth with a flexible steel core giving high security, particularly for sensitive or young horse
Hard/firm - the material is firm and no-flexible whilst very pleasant in the mouth, for very strong or horses that lean. A less cumbersome alternative to Vulcanite.