Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
The way a gag works is that the sliding mouth piece allows a signal from the reins to affect the poll of your horse a moment or so before it affects his mouth. It can be sever if, like with any bit, you are heavy in your hands. The more slide, the more severe it can be. What will happen is that you are shoving the bit up in his mouth while putting pressure on his head. Many riders don't understand how a bit works before using it, therefore it can be misunderstood and used incorrectly.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 12-28-2009 at 10:07 AM.