The gag bit is designed to allow the mouthpiece to slide on a shank, rope or cable. A gag bit is used for lateral leverage and does not apply pressure to the bars of the horse’s mouth. It is most often used in barrel racing to elevate a horse in a turn. In general, gag bits are designed to work without a curb chain to not restrict the draw action. Although some cheeks are designed to work with a curb, these bits have a restricted slide area.
The Diamond Draw provides rate, flex, and lift. The weighted rings allow quicker release of pressure and amplify the feel to horse and rider. Copper wrapped o-ring mouthpiece encourages salivation and acceptance. The headstall has rounded harness cheeks and crown for smooth pickup and release and additional poll pressure.