Leather hand sewn Gag cheek pieces with Stainless Steel Fittings.
The Gag Cheeks come with a screw fastening for ease when fitting to your Gag bit. The reins attach to the Stainless Steel ring.
Available in Black or Brown Leather
Two Lengths 12"/30cms Overall
Buckle 5/8"/16mm wide
Buckle 3/4"/19mm wide only 14"/35cms
Ascot Leather Gag Cheeks
Leather should been cleaned and conditioned regularly to keep it supple and to prolong its life. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain your bridlework:-
i) Always apply leather conditioner several times before using new tack, this will soften and protect the leather before use.
ii) Remove sweat and grime everytime the bridlework is used, using a slightly damp sponge or cloth.
iii) Re-apply leather conditioner as necessary, climate and use effect this, like watering a plant too much is as bad as too little!
iv) Depending how often you ride, you will need to dismantle your bridle completely for a thorough cleaning periodically. This will involve using leather cleaner (not saddle soap) and the re-application of conditioner.
v) Check the stitching and billets regularly, paying particular attention to where the bit is attached to the bridle at the reins and the cheek pieces, any wear should be repaired, or replaced by a reputable saddler immediately.
Leather gag cheeks should be removed from the bit before the bit is cleaned. The gag cheeks should not be submerged in water. After exposure to moisture the gag cheek should be conditioned thoroughly. Gag Cheeks should be inspected thoroughly before and after use to ensure they are not damaged and are conditioned sufficiently to ensure they retain strength material stability.