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post #1 of 2 Old 01-20-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Could someone give me some information on this bit? Butterfly gag

I was at the store looking for a jr cow horse bit the other day, and they didn't have any in stock but the lady suggested this to me.
Metalab Stainless Steel Butterfly Smooth Snaffle Gag Bit - Stainless Steel - 5
I had no information on it so I decided to pass. I tried looking it up when I got home, but the only thing I could find was that it is "good for young horses and trail riding" which is not very helpful. I was wondering if anyone could explain how this bit works to me? Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-20-2012, 05:32 PM
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Basically, that bit is like an advanced snaffle type. Due to the purchase and shank length, it still has a 1:1 pressure ratio, but because the reins are attached below the mouth and the headstall above, it functions slightly differently. Basically it will have a bit of gag action that a snaffle does not and it will have a bit of poll pressure that a snaffle does not. I am unsure whether or not you are supposed to use a curb bit with it, but if you do, it may have a slight curb action as well.

It doesn't look like a bad bit though I would have to actually handle and use one to give much more detail than basic mechanics.

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