Full cheek Snaffle Bits by Coronet.
A commonly used English bit, for training and showing. Full cheek Snaffle to Full Cheek Waterford at Horse Tack Company. The distinctive feature of a Full Cheek horse bit is the extended cheeks which range in length. This length is generally determined by the size of the mouthpiece. Most of these riding bits have jointed snaffle mouthpieces. However, there are some with ported, or curved, mouths. Mouthpieces come in stainless steel, copper, mixtures of different metals, rubber, and plastic. The Full cheek Snaffle bit puts pressure on the bars and the tongue. It is also possible but rare to put pressure on the roof of the horse's. This type of riding bit provides lateral support, which assist with turns. It is customary to use Bit loops on Full cheek bits to keep the cheek pieces vertical while exerting a little downward pressure on the crown of the bridle. Bit loops also present a nicer picture and prevent the end of the cheek from getting caught in the nostril in case of an accident..