The Bombers Flexible Mullen 2.5 Ring Gag has a mouthpiece made from an internal stainless steel chain covered with a non-toxic, UV resistant PVC tube. This bit offers exceptionally soft and evenly distributed pressure over the tongue and bars.
This mouthpiece is often suitable for horses that object to metal bits.
The 2.5 ring is the mildest version of a ring gag, because the half-ring softens the amount of leverage on the mouthpiece.
The top ring is attached to the cheekpieces to apply poll pressure, resulting in the horse's head lowering, while the half-ring gives leverage, causing a head raising action. When these actions are combined, it results in a gag action.
The reins can be attached to this bit in a number of ways to create the desired action: when attached to the big main ring it results in a hanging cheek action with poll pressure, and if attached to the bottom ring it creates a mild gag action.
The delicate nature of the outer material can mean that if chewed by the horse it may result in damage to the mouthpiece.
Available in 13.5cm, 14cm or 14.5cm.