Classic Equine Bit: What a great tack item from Classic Equine. This Tool Box series ported twisted wire bit is an advanced bit that applies pressure to all parts of the mouth and sides of the tongue. Side pieces move independently with enhanced leverage and lift from twisted wire mouthpiece for desired stop and collection. The 7 1/2" cheek style can be used for training, pleasure riding or competition. It has a 2 1/2" purchase with 5" shank, The shank is swept back like he 6" style, but to a lesser degree, offering more leverage. When properly adjusted it is still a mild cheek, but has plenty of control at increased speed.