Inno Sense Flexi soft bits incorporate a flexible mouthpiece. The bit has a flexible metal core. Horses ridden with a flexible mouthpiece follow the hand easily and accept the bit quickly. Bits with a flexible mouthpiece can be used for all horses yet are a particularly good choice for horses with a sensitive mouth. The bits of the Inno Sense line are not suitable for strong horses or horses with a hard mouth.
The Inno Sense Mullen is a straight bar that bends forward lightly. It is harder than the Inno Sense Flexi soft, but because of the synthetic material also suited for horses with a sensitive mouth. The bit has a rigid core that makes the Mullen bar not flexible, yet the material around it gives the bit a soft touch.
The Inno Sense Medium port is slightly harder than the flexi soft. This bit is suitable for horses with a thick or sensitive tongue. The mouthpiece has a port that creates space for the tongue and decreases the pressure on the centre of the horse’s tongue. The slightly flexible mouthpiece makes it a friendly bit. The bit is a popular choice for horses with a tongue problem.
And finally, there is the Inno Sense hard port bit. This bit is slightly harder than the medium port. Because of the shape, the middle of the tongue is more relieved. This bit is hardly flexible.
A gag bit is often an normal snaffle, but extra eyelets are placed in and on top of the bit rings. The gag can be attached on to the bridle with a special piece of rope, called a gag rope. This rope must be placed through the eyelets in the bit rings top to bottom. At the end of the gag rope is a buckle, with that buckle the rope can be attached to the bridle. A gag rope is specially made for a gag bit. A ring is placed at the bottom of the gag rope, the rein has to be attached to that ring.
A gag bit should be used with two reins. One attached to the bit rings and the other attached to the ring of the Gag rope. By using the second rein a leverage effect is created. A gag is often used for horses who put a lot of weight in the riders hands and this bit is also used for teaching a horse to bring the head up.
This bit is not suitable for inexperienced riders and horses, as it can be pretty sharp because of the leverage.
When a rider wants to use a gag snaffle, it can only be used in combination with a gag rope. Without this gag rope the gag snaffle functions as a normal snaffle. This cord passes through the two rings in the bit ring. At the top is a buckle to attach the cord to the bridle. At the bottom of the cord is a ring to which the rein is attached.
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