Kincade De Gogue
Very popular in Europe, with a similar place in training regimes as side reins. Its purpose is to encourage the horse to raise the neck, free the shoulders and engage the hocks, so that he may develop the correct muscles for a rounded outline. In function, the Gogue is similar to a bearing rein, and opposite to a chambon or standing martingale. Developed by the French horseman Rene de Gogue who observed that poorly or unschooled horses had three points of resistance: the poll, the mouth, and the base of the neck. The triangular system was designed to release that tension.