This Bombers Twisted Mullen Mouth 2.5 Ring Gag combines the strong twisted blue sweet iron mouthpiece with a mild gag action.
Twisted Mullen Mouthpiece
This is a strong mouthpiece with a square twist in the curved mullen mouthpiece. The edges of the twist create pressure points on the tongue, tips and bars of the mouth, giving a much higher level of control than a smooth snaffle.
This bit is often suitable for strong older horses.
2.5 Ring Gag
The top ring is attached to the cheekpieces to apply poll pressure, resulting in the horse's head lowering, while the half-ring provides leverage, causing a head raising action. When these actions are combined, it results in a gag action. The 2.5 ring, sometimes known as a Universal, is the mildest version of a ring gag because the half-ring softens the leverage on the mouthpiece.
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.
Blue Sweet Iron
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily, creating a warm, sweet taste in the horse's mouth. This encourages salivation, gentle mouthing and acceptance of the bit. Please note that the blue will fade with use.