Made to Jeffries stringent specifications in modern foundry conditions, with laboratory controlled metallurgy, using lost wax precision casting. This ensures precise temperature-controlled conditions essential for accuracy of components. Each Bit, Spur Stirrup is hand-assembled by craftsmen, with attention to detail, and finished to a high polish, maintaining traditional Eldonian quality standards.
The Centre Revolver bits are a Revolutionary design by Jeffries. New to the Market 2006.
My belief of this bit is that it is one of the best designs so far, the lozenge is one of my favorite mouthpieces and now it comes with independent side action. This is going to provide riders with something they have not seen or used before, they will sit lovely in the horses mouth and are suitable for most breeds, if you have never tried a lozenge mouthpiece before, are currently using a French link or you have a lozenged mouthpiece, I suggest you give one of these a go. This is going to be a big seller!!!!
The Continental Gag should be worn with 2 reins preferably; the first rein should be used on the snaffle ring, which is the first ring adjacent to the mouthpiece. When the first rein is attached to the snaffle rein it is used just like a loose ring hanging cheek bit, which uses poll pressure and lip pressure due to the sliding loose ring also applies various pressures in the mouth depending on the mouthpiece it is in conjunction with. When the second rein is attached to the ring below, the pressures are increased as the lower rings produce more leverage. In the instance of using 2 reins then this bit can be used as a hanging cheek bit and then when more help is required, the second rein can be brought into play. If the bit is only used with one rein on the lower ring, then the pressure in applied constantly and no pressure release is available for the horse.
The gag produces a head raising action and is often used for cross country and/or jumping where the head needs to be raised quickly in order to gain control and so to get ready for the next jump.
Stainless Steel Revolver Lozenge
The Lozenged Mouthpiece bits have proven the of the most popular of bits. The mouthpiece is the New French Link, it has a oval shaped link in the centre. The lozenge shaped link contours the tongue and forms a true contact. It has no protruding pressure points like the French link does (where the flat link joins the mouthpiece); it has 2 joints, which means the pressure of the bit is distributed over both the tongue and bars of the mouth. Because the mouthpiece has two joints, it shouldnt cause any interference with the roof of the mouth. The Lozenge uses tongue pressure to encourage the horse to go on the bit and lower the head, it has bar and lip pressure but not a squeezing action like that of a bit with a single joint. The more joints a bit has the less likely the horse is to lean as the bit becomes more mobile.
Because of the split centre Lozenge which revolves, this gives a independent rein action, allowing one half of the bit to be used whilst the other half stays put, not causing the whole bit to lift in the mouth. A superb design by Jeffries…..