(Classic Equine) A step up in leverage and control from the 7½” cheek series, this bit applies increased pressure to the palate, tongue (with increased pressure to the sides of the tongue), chin bars and the corners of the mouth. This bit is not typically used in extended training sessions, but often used to school a horse that needs a firmer reminder to respond and collect. It is also used in competition on older or less responsive horses. This is not a bit for lateral flexing exercises, but works well as a stopping or collection tool.
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