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post #1 of 7 Old 12-31-2016, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question Draw Gag Opinions? Pros and Cons?

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to expand my knowledge on bits n such, throughout this past year I've tried out tons of different bits to see how they work and what works best for me/ my horse.

What's everyones opinion on Draw Gag bits in Barrel Racing? I know the basic understanding of it but I want to know your thoughts!

What are the pros/ cons of it?

How does it help/ what types of horses is it good for?


Thanks in advance everyone!!!
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-31-2016, 04:07 AM
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that is severe. You need to get back to some basics with your horse if you are resorting to a gag bit and draw reins. Start off in the arena or round pen , what ever is available for your use, to get the horse to supple and respond.
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I don't see where you are considering for a horse of your own, specifically.

Gag bits have their place, no doubt. IF a horse otherwise handles well. IF he is fit for the job required. IF the rider is sensitive to how the horse is going and how the horse needs to approach the pattern on that run. IF the horse only tends to forget that while getting through the pattern he needs to respect the input of his rider... then a gag MAY be useful.
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I will leave this to barrel racers, and my only comment is,,if you need that set up to run barrels, then you do add to the jerk and spur impression of that discipline, which is a negative to the good barrel racers that put good foundations on their horses, so they can run a lot on just being 'broke'
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-31-2016, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not going to be using a gag bit on my horse, I ride him in a little S hackamore, or a smooth mouthed snaffle... All I want to know is why people choose to use gag bits, and what the advantage is to using them.
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As I said in the above reply, I'm not going to be using a gag bit on my horse, I ride him in a little S hackamore, or a smooth mouthed snaffle... All I want to know is why people choose to use gag bits, and what the advantage is to using them.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-31-2016, 02:45 PM
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the same reason for alot of unnecessary bits. lack of training and using it as a short cut.
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