Mikmar Watson Gagavator Long Shank
Mikmar Watson Gagavator Long Shank Bit is a unique combination western bit designed by Richard Watson. The Gagavator from Mikmar combines the effects of a gag and an elevator bit with stronger pressure at the poll and very good control. The longer leverage shanks allow a quicker action for picking up and releasing, giving the horse a clear and precise signal. The Watson Gagavator Bit has proven popular for barrel racing and gymkhana as it facilitates lifting shoulders and a lighter feel on the front. It also helps encourage the horse to develop bend, collection and flexibility. This bit produces more poll pressure than a typical 2-ring or 3-ring style bit.
Mikmar's unique Gagavator western bit also helps prevent leaning and pulling from a strong horse, and encourages quicker responses to a half halt and maintaining pace. The combination action of the gag + elevator is useful when teaching the horse to transfer weight to the hind quarters and to get underneath himself for turns. The Gagavator has a linked mouthpiece made of sweet iron that encourages salivation and softness and soothes a busy mouth. Mikmar recommends the use of a leather curb strap for better bit stability. The Gagavator includes rubber bit guards. Not sure if this is the right bit for your horse? No problem! The Mikmar Watson Gagavator Long Shank Bit is eligible for Mary's Bit Rental Program. Click now for details! And don't forget the curb chain! Mary's Tack has a great selection in our Training & Headstall Accessories section.
- Mikmar #MGL410
- One size fits 5"-5.25"
- Designed by Richard Watson
- Rubber bit guards included