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    Default What is the proper name for this bit? (pic attached)

    What is the proper name for this bit? Sorry, this is the best pic I have of it. Tried it on my guy this weekend in the jumper ring, and it seems to fit our needs perfectly. I could not find anyone who knew what it was actually called.

    Thanks in advance!

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    What does the part that goes in the horses mouth look like?



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    It was a pretty simple snaffle I believe. (I was atop horse, when trainer made the change quickly, and was not paying attention).
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    Most commonly known as a wonder bit, occasionally as a wonder gag.



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    Its basically the same as a "three ring snaffle" also called "dutch gag". The one you have pictured is often called a "wonder gag"



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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterJumperGin View Post
    It was a pretty simple snaffle I believe. (I was atop horse, when trainer made the change quickly, and was not paying attention).
    It's not a snaffle. As other have said, it's a wonder gag. A snaffle applies no leverage, where as this bit does.
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    Thank you guys! I didn't realize it was a gag. Definitely would not have known the term "Wonder Gag". Leave it to COTH to be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfish View Post
    It's not a snaffle. As other have said, it's a wonder gag. A snaffle applies no leverage, where as this bit does.
    she's talking about the mouthpiece, referring it to it being of the typical single jointed variety.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfish View Post
    It's not a snaffle. As other have said, it's a wonder gag. A snaffle applies no leverage, where as this bit does.
    I believe she was referring to the mouth piece a "simple snaffle" is another way to say single jointed.
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    Yes, I was just trying to say it was a simple mouthpiece. No rollers, bumps, chains, twists, etc. Jointed, if you will.
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    Wow, everyone is behaving so properly on this forum! And polite too!



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    That is, IME, the western version of a 3 ring. My western trainer used to call it a training snaffle. I have one from my western days still.
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    Yep, it's a western bit. VERY popular with the barrel racing crowd.
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