6" cheek, 5.5" mouthpiece. The 3" purchase and 3" shank makes this a true lifter bit increasing leverage and shoulder control. Sloping shank softens and slows bit action to add control without intimidation. Dog bone lies comfortably across the horse's tongue while the twist helps re-sensitize a horse who leans against the bit. Use with a leather or chain curb in timed events or trail horses for soft feel and control.