A three ring Dutch gag typically consists of four rings in total but with only three rings that you can actually attach the reins to, giving it the name. The top ring attaches to the cheek pieces of the bridle and you can attach the reins to any of the three lower rings to provide a variety of different leverage options.
Also known as a continental bit, it works by raising the bit in the horse's mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag but without the same severity. Using the reins on the lower rings significantly increases poll pressure which is why we recommend using two reins or rounding's attached to a single rein when using them. This ensures that a correct contact can be maintained on the snaffle ring without poll pressure when needed.
A happy mouth style bit with a warm and durable plastic covering which is kind to the horse’s mouth. Our unique Apple-Teque covering is also apple flavoured to help the horse easily accept the bit. Can be a good choice for riders who find they need a little extra control for jumping or fast work.
As per our size guide the A & B measurements of this bit are as follows:
4.5" & 5" - A=18mm & B=145mm
5.5" & 6" - A=18mm & B=180mm
Apple-Teque Horse Bits...
Apple-Teque bits are very similar to rubber bits with the benefit of being lighter and more flexible. They are apple flavoured, making them very palatable and therefore suited to young/green horses or horses that have sensitive mouths. A warm and gentle choice suited to many.
Pair your three ring gag horse bit with one of our Anatomical Bridles.
Please note, for reasons of health and hygiene this bit is non returnable if removed from the template.