This high-quality double jointed three ring gag is made of solid Cuprigan with stainless steel rings. Cuprigan is an alloy consisting of 89% copper, 7% aluminium, 3% iron and 1% zinc. The oxidation process of the material gives a pleasant smell and taste. The anatomical design of the bit follows the shape of the horse’s mouth, which allows for a gentle and even pressure distribution. The design, combined with the unique properties of Cuprigan, encourages the chewing process and saliva production, which allows for a pleasant connection with the sensitive horse’s mouth. The bit applies normal pressure on the mouth and is suitable for hardmouthed horses. Mouthpiece thickness 12mm, 14mm or 16 mm, centre ring size 70 mm.
The three ring gag has two extra rings: one on top and one at the bottom. The upper ring attaches to the cheek pieces of the bridle, the reins can be attached to any of the two lower two rings. The lower the rein is attached, the stronger the leverage on the poll. The bit can be used with one or two reins or with Pelham roundings attached to the middle and bottom ring.
The double jointed bit consists of three parts. The middle section of the mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue, this causes more pressure on the tongue than a single jointed bit. The thicker the middle section, the more pressure it will create on the tongue.