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Cob or pony sized leather gag cheeks?

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  • Cob or pony sized leather gag cheeks?

    Does anyone sell pony or cob size leather gag cheek pieces?

    I'm currently using a pair of leather gag cheeks and my horse likes them. The issue is that the wider leather piece at the bottom has become more supple and has slowly worked it's way through the bit rings along with the rolled piece.

    My horse has a small head so now the cheeks are on the highest hole of the cheek pieces and will soon be too long if the leather keeps working its way through the bit.

    All I can find are one size fits all gag cheeks. I'd rather not switch to rope cheeks. If no one makes a shorter gag cheek piece is there some kind of fix I can do to keep the cheeks from working though the bit?

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    cob sized crown piece?

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    • #3
      Nunn Finer makes Cob cheeks, but for a smaller cob they just don't work. I've been trying to find them for YEARS (even using cob ones on a pony crown) and it just doesn't work well. I've even approached a few people about making them custom and got nowhere. So good luck! And if you find tiny ones, Post!!

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        #4
        I was afraid of that. I found a pair of Bobby's leather polo gag cheeks with a nice leather stopper on them to prevent the bottom piece from sliding through the bit but the buckle is so large it won't work well with the Bobby's bridle I have. It looks twice as wide as the bridle so that's odd.

        I tried a cob crown piece and it doesn't work. The brow band covers the last holes so I end up with essentially the same length to work with on the cheeks. I guess my guy's crown and forehead are horse size while the length of his face is short proportionally.

        Maybe I will try to stack rubber stoppers (like the kind you use on martingales) on the bottom of the gag cheeks to keep the bit from sliding so low. It might not look too good though...

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        • #5
          prior thread on the subject: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...14#post5362329
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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            #6
            Thanks. I had seen that thread and ordered the polo cheeks from Tack Zone. I was hoping that in the time since that thread someone had found suitable leather cheeks or knew of a solution.

            I still can't belive no one makes smaller cheeks for ponies - esp in the UK. If I try the rubber keeper idea I will post on how it works out.

            And btw, you have to be really careful how you word your search for leather gags or you come up with some weird sites.

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            • #7
              Maybe these https://www.johnwhitakerintltd.com/p...GCN&attr1=PONY
              OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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              • #8
                Yeah I had some serious BAD looks from my DH when I was looking even harder for gag cheeks!

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