Why choose a hanging cheek Waterford bit for your horse?
The Hanging cheek is a fixed cheek bit which exerts a small amount of poll pressure due to the cheek pieces being attached above the snaffle ring. Poll pressure can help to lower the horses head and encourage flexion, making this bit is especially useful for horses with a high head carriage.
The Waterford mouthpiece is comprised of a series of ball shaped links, making it completely movable in all directions. This is particularly popular for combating issues such as leaning, taking hold of the bit and jaw setting. When the horse tries to take hold of the bit the mouthpiece collapses, leaving the horse with nothing rigid to take hold of.
Brass alloy is formed when copper is alloyed with a harder metal, this produces a warm and durable material which is perfect for horse bits as it can aid salivation and be more palatable to the horse. This hanging cheek Waterford is ideal for stronger horses who may also have a high head carriage. Should be worn 1/4" - 1/2" wider than standard to work effectively.
Brass Hanging Cheek Waterford Bit: Key features...
- Fixed, hanging cheek sides
- Brass alloy Waterford mouthpiece comprised of moving ball links
- Can help combat problems such as leaning, taking hold of the bit and jaw setting
- Can help soften horses with a high head carriage
- Ideally used by experienced riders
- Needs to be fitted 1/4" - 1/2" wider than standard
- Not dressage legal
- Bit strength: Moderate
As per our size guide the A & B measurements of this bit are as follows...
Please note: The C measurement is taken between the first chain links at either end. It does not correspond to the full length of the mouthpiece.
Brass Horse Bits...
Brass alloy bits are warm, durable and they encourage the horse to salivate as well as easily accept the bit. Ideal for a range of horses, especially those that need encouragement to mouth and accept the bit.
Please note, for reasons of health and hygiene this bit is non returnable if removed from the template