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NS Waterford Balding Gag - Excellent for horses that snatch, lean down, pull or grab the mouthpiece. The Waterford mouthpiece flexes in all directions so usually suits all types of mouth conformation. The Balding Gag has Loose Ring cheeks which makes it more mobile than the Cheltenham and Nelson Gags. This helps to encourage your horse to keep a relaxed jaw and mouth. The loose ring may be useful if your horse leans on the bit, or takes hold, as the bit is always movable so the horse cannot take hold as easily as they could with a fixed cheek. The Effect - The first rein attached to the snaffle ring will act as a normal loose ring, the second rein on the gag cheek has a running effect using poll pressure and mouth pressure. The poll pressure encourages the horse to lower the head and become rounder, Poll pressure is also associated with leverage and breaks, and is therefore used on strong horses. Very usefully if your horse "hoovers the ground" as the balding gag has a head raising action also. Encourages the horse to lighten in front. Balding, Cheltenham and Nelson Gags are to be used with gag cheeks, the gag cheeks thread through the holes in the bit. These can be purchased under the Neue Schule Accessories category as well as the Bit Accessories category. Gag cheeks are available in rollen leather or rope, in both black and brown. The leather cheeks look more pleasing to the eye, and offer a softer action than the rope cheeks. This is often more beneficial for the younger or more sensitive horse. The rope cheeks move a lot quicker and therefore have a faster and clearer aid. The Balding gag should be used with two reins, the first rein should be attached to the actual loose ring and then the second attached to the rings on the gag cheeks.
Dynamic RS bits are characterised by an ergonomically shaped mouthpiece. They lie perfectly in the horse’s mouth resulting in soft and even pressure on the entire tongue area, encouraging the horse to chew. Dynamic RS bits stimulate the horse to accept the bit more easily. In addition the ergonomically formed mouthpiece allows a rapid and balanced effect on the tongue. This bit supports the contact to the corners of the mouth in a very effective way, keeping the horse on the bit. At the same time the gentle joint in the middle which is angled forward by 45° makes it a very friendly bit. Due to the curved joints the bit remains in the correct and central position on the tongue. The fine lozenge can direct gentle pressure pivotally onto the tongue. The bit encourages the confidence of the horse in the rider‘s hand and increases safety.
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