The Shires 2 Ring French Link Elevator Gag is much less expensive than German models and is often needed by three day eventers. Gag bits for horses typically come in two models: the two ring gag and the three ring gag. This model is called a 2 ring elevator bit because there are two places to attach your reins. You can put them on the main ring (making it a gag snaffle bit), or on the bottom ring, which will give you the leverage that defines this type of gag bit. The 2 ring gag bit is not nearly as severe and does not provide as much leverage as the 3 ring model, which is typically used only on very strong horses. This stainless steel bit with a copper french link that can be used on cross country courses or in stadium.