Bombers Waterford Curb Gag
“The True Blue
Peter “Bomber Nel owner of Bombers Bits, designs and manufacturers the unique True Blue Bit. Their Bits are handmade originals and made from the finest materials. We also have our Bespoke Service for those wanting something special! Please contact us with your requirements.
All our bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:
- oxidises easily
- encourages salivation
- helps bit acceptance
- is warm and sweet
Please note the blue will fade with use.
The Waterford bit has many smooth flexible bumps or bubbles, which spreads the pressure over many points making it a light mouthpiece. The greater flexibility discourages a horse from leaning on it. The Waterford bit is a good choice for a horse that leans; it also promotes mouthing and salivation. The Waterford is usually worn 0.25 – 0.5″ longer than your traditional mouthpiece in order to curl around the lips and maximise the effect.
The Curb Gag uses the concept of a Rope gag but instead of applying
poll pressure, it is used to apply curb pressure from the second/bottom
rein. Although poll pressure is not totally removed as there is a
similar action to the Ring or Drop Cheek on the bit/top rein.
It is supplied with curb strap.
NB: A Curb Gag is designed to be used with two reins. In
fact British Eventing will not allow any horse to take
part in the X Country phase of an event, with one of these bits,
without using two reins. Use of only one rein can risk weakening/failure of the gag rope – no
responsibility can be accepted if these bits are not used
note- If Bombers items are not in stock here in the UK then delivery
take up to 3-6 weeks as all items are hand made to order in South
Africa. Please contact us to check stock if you need an item urgently.