JHL Pro Steel Continental 3-Ring Snaffle
The jointed mouthpiece applies pressure to the tongue, lips, and bars with a "nutcracker" action. The gag bit works on the horse's lips and poll simultaneously. The pressure on the lips tends to make the horse raise its head. The Ctinental Gag should be worn with 2 reins preferably - the first rein should be used on the snaffle ring.When the first rein is attached to the snaffle rein it is used just like a loose ring hanging cheek bit, which uses poll pressure and lip pressure due to the sliding loose ring also applies various pressures in the mouth depending on the mouthpiece it is in conjunction with. When the second rein is attached to the ring below, the pressures are increased as the lower rings produce more leverage. In the instance of using 2 reins then this bit can be used as a hanging cheek bit and then when more help is required, the second rein can be brought into play. If the bit is only used with one rein on the lower ring, then the pressure in applied constantly and no pressure release is available for the horse.