The Long Shank Double Gag is intended for a rider to use on a light-mouthed horse that may need more direction and lift in competition runs as speed increases. The slight gag action gives the horse a chance to prepare for full contact before the rider actually engages the bit 100%. This bit is comfortable, safe and provides a tremendous amount of feel for the rider without being too harsh.
The Pickup Bit is available in both long and short shank versions and is Carols next step up in control. Works well for obtaining shoulder control on seasoned horses that need help keeping their shoulder lifted going into the turns. Offers increased shoulder control and rate when needed. Horses that are harder mouthed usually respond well to the Pickup bit when lighter gag bits are not enough.
Versatility and adaptability make the Quick Draw an excellent addition to any collection. Twisted wire dogbone mouthpiece is a basic tool for many disciplines. Gag length is variable by adjusting the headstall length, from 0” - 3”. Two rein rings allow for either 6” or 7-1/2” shank length. The Quick Draw is excellent for collection at speed and teaching vertical flexion at many different levels.
Rickey's bits were designed for training, practice, and competition and feature a loose-cheek shank to encourage lateral flexion and will allow the rider to control the horse's nose. The contoured shape of the Long Shank Snaffle makes the mouthpiece comfortable for the horse to carry. A 3" purchase provides the leverage required to lift the horse's head and shoulder, which keeps the hind quarters collected. Rickey recommends using a firm leather curb strap or flat chain with all bits in this series to allow the horse to feel and work off of the bit rather than react to the feel and pressure of a biting curb.
Encourages a horse to rate quickly during a run. The port reaches the top of the mouth and signals the horse to flex at the poll quickly, bringing him into your hand and rate. Preferred on horses that are aggressive during the run to maintain control Rickey Green Bits by Classic Equine. Classic Equine proudly introduces Rickey Green's signature bit line. Rickey's bits were designed for training, practice or competition and feature a loose-cheek shank to encourage lateral flexion and will allow the rider to control the horse's nose.