Designed to be used with cheeks.
Two sets of reins are recommended to help the horse leaning on the bit or for more control is needed.
The gag bit works on the horse’s lips and poll simultaneously. The pressure on the lips tends to make the horse raise its head, which is useful for a horse that tends to lean on the bit. Gag bits are used mainly for horses that are strong pullers or for horses that need retraining. Gag bits are most commonly seen in polo, eventing (especially for cross-country), show jumping, and hacking, mainly for increased control at times where a horse may be excited or try to run off with the rider.
They can also be used to help elevate a horse that is heavy on its front end.
Cheeks available separately