The 6” cheek has a 2-1/2” purchase and 3-1/2” shank. This ratio (difference in the length of the purchase and shank) and the swept back shank design make this a mild cheek. Contact with the horse’s mouth comes slowly as soft pressure to all points of contact. The main point of contact is the corners of the mouth, familiar from the O Ring. This bit may also be used with a training fork or martingale to encourage collection and poll control. The mouthpiece is inlaid with copper to stimulate salivation. It is 5-1/8” wide, 3/8” in diameter, and curved for soft, evenly distributed pressure to the bars, tongue, and corners of the mouth.
A slight step up from the snaffle. Applies pressure to the chin, bars and corners of the mouth. Gives added pressure to the tongue for more feel.