This final cheek in the Tool Box is designed for the finished, well-broke performance horse or tough-mouthed older horses where more control is needed. It can be used as a schooling bit to get a horse to collect and break at the poll that is not responding to milder bits. It is also often used in competition, and should not be used for daily training. The purchase is 2-1/2 and the shank 5-1/2. The Cavalry designed shank is angled back to the horse, but at a straighter angle than the 7 inch model, causing a quicker, more immediate response. The purchase/shank alignment ratio increases leverage, creating greater realized pressure to all points of contact.
8 in Cavalry Cheek
Applies increased pressure to mouth and sides of tongue
Not typically used in training
Used to school horses that need a firmer reminder
Works well as a collection or stopping tool