The Fixed Balding Barry Gag is the 'go to' bit for the top horsemen and horsewomen in Polo throughout the world. The fixed cheekpieces prevent pinching of the lips and provide a solid feel against the side of the face.
Why the Ainsley Barry Gag is different:
Beautifully smooth centre joints on the mouth, with no right angles or sharp edges that could catch the tongue or create sores/pressure points.
The most common problem with barry gags is the distance between the two centre mouthpiece links being too big, therefore, when the bit is in use the joins protrude outwards. Our centre joins are closer together for more of an ergonomic feel.
- The shape of the mouthpiece applies even pressure across the bars, tongue and cheek/lip region.
- Perfectly weighted 5.5" mouthpiece, allows instant release and reward communication between horse and rider.
- The smooth centre join and curvature of the mouthpiece provides maximum communication without any 'hot spots' or abrasion from any sharp angles.
- A decreased surface area for increased pressure - giving more opportunity to get the horses attention
The big ring is the overall most popular sized ring for polo players. The large circumference gives the rider soft, smooth leverage on the uptake and the connection.
The large rings are designed to enable complete control to the rider. Offers extremely smooth draw up and a smooth increase of pressure working in tandem with the riders requests.
On the flip side, the connection between the mouthpiece, the ring and the design of the runner holes allows immediate and instant release from the rider - which allows the rider to immediately reward the horse in a learning situation. The polo player also gets an advantage in the form of this precise communication.
Horses that are becoming a little complacent or heavy with the classic mouthpiece gag or simply not quite as sensitive as the other horses and needs a little more persuasion to respond to the riders request.
Ainsley fixed Barry gag, brass
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Well designed, high quality fixed ring gag bit that will improve your communication with your horse when playing. The bit is supplied with bit runners.
Read Ross Ainsley's article on gag bits here