Standard Shank American Gag - Saoirse Saddlery

Standard Shank American Gag

  • €34.00

The American gag with jointed mouthpiece is made from stainless steel using the investment cast, lost wax method for the highest quality finish. The elevator is a type of gag bit, that works in a similar manor to traditional gags but uses the action of the mouthpiece sliding on a curved cheek to achieve the lift in the horses mouth. Due to the long shanks of an American gag, there is an amount of leverage with the cheeks, but the mouthpiece is only able to move a certain distance making the elevator less severe than a true gag bit. The effect is usually to lift the horses head up in most cases. The American gags we stock are permitted under pony club rules as the cheek length is within the guideline size.