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Tried and tested through and through as an extremely successful and popular bit for a magnificent performance from a vast number of horses.




Everything around this bit has been designed for the flawless draw, smooth release and reward philosophy. Overall, the mouthpiece has a very comfortable fit.


It has a 3 step flawless communication process:

  • Mouthpiece shape & weight
  • The connection between the mouthpiece and ring for the flawless draw, smooth release communication.
  • The way the gag bit runners run through the rings


The weight of the mouthpiece is designed for an instant release and reward movement allowing the trainer to take pressure off instantly as the bit falls from the pressure zone.


The connection between the rings and the mouthpiece has a very smooth uptake pressure delivery system for a flawless draw and release.




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.


Best Suits


We tend to use this bit on horses around 14hh - 3 or 4 years old and upwards - due to the 18mm thickness making the bit slightly too big for the smaller mouthed younger horse.

When compared to the USA Classic Gag, the greater thickness to this mouthpiece means it is a bit kinder and softer to the horses mouth. But of course - bits are only as soft as the hands that use them!

Ainsley Classic large ring gag (four types)

SKU: AP301
PriceFrom £115.00
Excluding VAT
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    Well designed, high quality large ring gag bit that will improve your communication with your horse when playing. The bit is supplied with bit runners.

    This bit is available in four different styles:

    1) Brass mouth piece

    2) Brass mouth piece with copper inlays

    3) Sweet iron mouth piece

    4) Sweet iron mouth piece with copper inlays


    Read Ross Ainsley's article on gag bits here




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