Mikmar Watson Gagavator Short Shank
The Mikmar Watson Gagavator Short Shank Bit designed by Richard Watson combines actions and effects of a gag bit and an elevator bit with a unique mouthpiece and leverage cheeks. The Gagavator Short Shank from Mikmar applies stronger pressure at the poll than a 2-ring or 3-ring bit. It is an excellent choice to prevent a strong horse from leaning or pulling and encourages flexion, collection, and a steady pace. This is a quick action bit with clear signals for picking up and releasing.
This Mikmar short shank leverage bit is suitable for all levels of horses. The sweet iron link mouthpiece by Richard Watson helps pacify a horse with a busy mouth and encourages salivating. The Watson Gagavator Bit is popular for barrel racing and gymkhana because it supports lifting the shoulders and keeping a lighter feel on the front. It also encourages a horse to shift weight to the hind quarters and get underneath himself for turning.
For better bit stability, Mikmar recommends the use of a leather curb strap with the Gagavator instead of a chain. The Gagavator includes rubber bit guards. Not sure if this is the right bit for your horse? No problem! The Mikmar Watson Gagavator Short 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.
One size fits 5"-5.25"
Designed by Richard Watson
Rubber bit guards included