American Gag Snaffle Square Twist

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The American Gag has a long curved shank with rings at either end. This setup creates a lot of poll pressure and leverage on the bit.

Our Snaffle is a popular bit due to the curved mouthpiece which distributes pressure more evenly over tongue and bars. With the offset centre link it will reduce nutcraker action and pressure points on the tongue.

The Square Twist will create more pressure points on the mouthpiece which will make it stronger than the Round Twist and Smooth.

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American Gag Snaffle Square Twist
Breed Mouth Width 1 4
Bit Adjustment 2 Bit Width 3 4
Arab 115 mm (4½") 5 mm + 10 mm  130 mm (5⅛")
Austrailian Stock Horse 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
American Quarter Horse 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
Thoroughbred (15h-15.3h) 120 mm (4¾")  135 mm (5¼")
Thoroughbred (16h+) 125 mm (5")  140 mm (5½")
Warmblood 125 mm (5")  140 mm (5½")
Large Warmblood 130 mm (5⅛")  145 mm (5¾")
Other MMS  MMS + 15 mm
Notes:
1 The measured width of a horse's mouth (from corner to corner with no wrinkles) rounded up to the nearest 5mm. These are typical values for the breed. MMS = Measured Mouth Size. Click here for more information on measuring your horse's mouth
2 Factors to be added to the measured width of a horse's mouth to ensure the bit width is calculated correctly. This varies depending on the mouthpiece and cheekpiece of the bit. For this bit add 5 mm for a loose ring cheek piece, to allow for space between the ring and the horse's lip, eliminating a possible pressure point and pinching. Add 10 mm for a single or double break bit. This is to allow the bit to follow the contour of the horse's mouth.
3 The width of the bit for a optimal fit, taking into account its components and the width of the horse's mouth. If calculating a bit width based upon a previously purchased Bomber bit, please make sure all relevant adjustments for differences in cheek and mouth pieces are adhered too.
4 Measurements in inches are approximate.

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