Order within and have it by * in (edit)
Ship speed applies to in stock items, pending location. Does not include personalized items like engraving, embroidery, SmartPaks, or PortionPaks. Complete details on our Shipping Policies page.
Contact our experts 24/7: Call 800-461-8898

The SmartPak Experts are now SmartPak TEXTperts!

All of our supplement and product expertise is just a text away! Ask questions, manage your account, and place orders by texting 26756 from your mobile phone. Have a great ride!

Text us at 26756

Available Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:30pm EST

By texting 26756, you're giving SmartPak your consent to text you to help resolve your issue, including automated replies, at the number you provided. To opt out, text STOP to 26756. Text HELP to 26756 for info. Msg&data rates may apply. Consent to receive texts not required to buy products. Terms & conditions and the full Text Message Privacy Policy can be found at https://www.smartpakequine.com/content/2waytextTC in case you're interested.
SmartPaks help you take great care of your horse, so we take great care of you with SmartPerks! When you order your horse's supplements in SmartPaks, you're automatically* eligible for our FREE SmartPerks benefits, including:
  • Free ground shipping on what you want, when you want it
  • 10% off all SmartPak brand tack, apparel, and gear
  • A free Team SmartPak calendar, exclusive email offers and discounts, and more!
Learn more about SmartPerks
*At least one horse's individual SmartPaks must be over $40. Some exclusions apply.
Visit SmartPak.com/SmartPerks or call 1-800-461-8898 for details.
As a SmartPaks Subscriber, you can get free ground shipping all day, every day on just about everything we sell at SmartPak, thanks to your SmartPerks. The few add-on items we have can be shipped free by synching them with your horse's SmartPaks, shipping on a Barn Saver Shipping day, or by having a group of add-on items that total over $75.

Have a question?
Call 1-800-461-8898 or email CustomerCare@SmartPak.com anytime!
colors available

Product Video:

Our toughest waterproof blanket yet
Find out why

Arc de Triomphe Instant Gag

Arc de Triomphe
- Item #16048
Free Shipping Thanks To
This item may be eligible for
FREE GROUND SHIPPING


Days
Order within and have it by
Shipping to
Est. arrival times vary, with some as soon as
Shipping to
Order within and have it by
Shipping to
Add these items to your cart to get your estimated arrival date.
Shipping to
  Cancel
Sign in to choose an existing horse

As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

This handy piece of schooling equipment may be small, but it carries its weight in gold. The Instant Gag, was designed with Olympic Medalist, Anne Kursinski and is used to turn any bit into a gag bit without the hassles of changing, matching or sewing cheekpieces.

Favorite Features

  • The instant gag goes on any bridle either over the crownpiece or under (like a bradoon), leaving the rope/rings to slip through the bit ring and attach to either the snaffle rein or a second rein of the riders choice.
  • Easy on/off and most important is the safety factor. With this piece there is never a need to remove the bridle's original cheekpieces. Therefore, if the rider's bridle should fail, the bit will still be held in the horses mouth by the instant gag.
  • This is a great piece for schooling in any discipline or showing Jumpers and competing in Eventing
You Might Like
    Customers Also Shopped For
    "A summerweight version of the original ShouldersBack! ShouldersBack ...
    Description:
    "A summerweight version of the original ShouldersBack! ShouldersBack Lite gently pulls, aligns, and holds your shoulders into the “correct” position, training your mind and muscles to keep a taller stance even after you slip it off -- just like the ...
    Why We Love This Clinically demonstrated to promote ...
    Description:
    Why We Love This Clinically demonstrated to promote relaxation and improve back flexibility, the soft and pliable Equilibrium Massage Pad is designed to provide effective, easy to use, affordable therapy for horses and ponies. Each massage session lasts for 30 minutes, using strokes, ...
    "The HDR Advantage Close Contact Saddle is crafted ...
    Description:
    "The HDR Advantage Close Contact Saddle is crafted by renowned leather goods maker, Henri de Rivel, giving you world-class European designs in the finest imported leather-all at a reasonable price! Henri de Rivel saddles and leather goods are not built ...
    Why We Love This The Kavalkade Lambskin Noseband ...
    Description:
    Why We Love This The Kavalkade Lambskin Noseband and Crown Pads provide extra cushioning for halters or bridles. Made of lambskin and backed with black quilted cotton. Imported Pair with the Kavalkade Mia Dressage Bridle, Kavalkade Reydok Bling Dressage Bridle, ...
    "The Loop-De-Loo is a simple way to hang ...
    Description:
    "The Loop-De-Loo is a simple way to hang your buckets in all the places that you cannot install a permanent screw-eye; temporary stalls, trailers, round pens, pipe corrals, etc. The Loop-De-Loo is great for cross tie extensions and keeping your ...
    "The M. Toulouse Annice is a well crafted ...
    Description:
    "The M. Toulouse Annice is a well crafted and extremely comfortable saddle. Perfect for use in the Hunters or Equitation. The medium deep seat with narrow twist offers security, yet keeps close contact with the horse. Double leather flaps and ...
    "The Prestige Bellagio Close Contact Saddle is crafted ...
    Description:
    "The Prestige Bellagio Close Contact Saddle is crafted with supreme quality and durability, and it offers exceptional comfort for both the rider and the horse. These characteristics are proven each day by the great riders who have always chosen the ...

    Reviews

    out of 5
    Tell us what you think!

    SmartPak customers are some of the most conscientious animal owners around. We encourage you to share your experience with the products we sell to help fellow customers to make informed choices for their animals. We do not edit these reviews in any way - they are direct customer-to-customer communication. We do monitor reviews for positive and negative feedback, and use this feedback to improve our selection as well as sharing feedback with product manufacturers to help them improve their products. Please note that we recommend consulting your vet with serious health issues.

    • Review 0
    • Votes 0
    • Discipline:
    • Expertise:
    • Product
      Experience:
    • Competitor:
    Quality
    Value
    Palatability

    Helpful?

    Arc de Triomphe Instant Gag is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gadget! This purchase is working out really well. I am able to use various mouthpiece options vs. spending significantly more money on a single rope gag bit.
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A tack trunk must have! This is hands down the easiest gag I have ever used. Super easy to add to any bridle, super easy to use, and it works just as effectively as other gag's. I borrowed this from my friend for a lesson, and I will definitely be adding one to my trunk for those days when I just need a little extra help. Her's has darkened well with use and regular care.Its definitely the easiest option I have ever seen for gag's and it is fantastic quality on top of that!
    Date published: 2011-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Piece of Tack This is a quick and easy way of getting the effect of a gag without having to switch everything out. It is very well made however I wish the leather darkened a bit better so that it would blend in better with my bridle. I like it and use it regularly.
    Date published: 2009-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Strong Horses I have a 5yo Clyde/TB cross. She gets strong (and sometimes spooks) when on trail, but I love my (expensive) KK full cheek snaffle. The Arc de Triomphe Instant Gag is perfect. I use two reins and still can have control while using my favorite bit. GREAT IDEA!
    Date published: 2008-10-14
    • y_2017, m_5, d_25, h_7
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_4
    • loc_en_US, sid_6048, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_smartpak

    Q & A

    Healthy Horses  ❤  Happy Riders