Portuguese Elliptical Gag
by Castano Equestrian Equipment
This bit is made of stainless steel, therefore designed never to rust, bend or break. The bit is in effect an elliptical link loose ring snaffle with 2 extra rings on the bit rings. With the cheekpiece attached to the top ring and the rein on the bottom ring, this gag becomes a midway between a regular elliptical link snaffle and a regular gag. The mouthpiece has loose rings and a central rounded, egg shaped link. The mouthpiece evolved from the French snaffle and as a result has a very similar action. Most horses readily accept this bit and are more comfortable in their mouths. There is no nutcracker action due to the central link, creating a continuous feel from one side to the other.