This western bit applies smooth pressure to the corners. The mouthpiece is slightly curved for comfort and is easier for the horse to carry. This cheek is specifically designed for lifting and controlling the shoulders, rib cage, and hip to allow the rider to keep the horse elevated and round. Sweet iron mouthpiece is ideal for any horse and promotes salivation and relaxation. 7/16" smooth sweet iron snaffle, 9" cheeks, 5 1/4" mouth.