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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 2, 2011

    Question Bit Legality/Gag Question!

    Hello- so I ordered a full cheek rope gag bit not even thinking that I have to use keepers for a full cheek. But since its a rope gag there is no where to put the keepers unless I were to actually put the keepers on the rope. Would it be USEA illegal to use that bit w/o keepers? Or would do you think it would be safe to attach the bit keepers to the rope itself?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May. 5, 2009


    You do not need keepers for a full cheek. It is legal to use a full cheek without. There is a past thread on here a while ago on a keepers vs. no keepers argument that you can search for if you want. I use full cheeks w/o keepers

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 19, 2003
    Middleburg, VA


    I use a full cheek gag without keepers. I use most full cheek snaffles without keepers...I don't always like the way they feel! You're fine.

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