Why choose a full cheek Waterford for your horse?
Full cheeks are useful for green horses or young horses as they can help with steering. Shanks on the bit create a positive action against the horse's cheeks when asked to turn. The full cheek design also prevents the bit being dragged through the horse’s mouth.
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.
The mouthpiece works to distribute pressure over the tongue and bars of the mouth. Coupled with full cheeks, this bit is a good choice for a stronger horse who still needs guidance with steering. Should be worn 1/4" - 1/2" wider than standard to work effectively.
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.
Stainless Steel Horse Bits...
Stainless steel is the most commonly used material for horse bits as it is durable, easy to clean and does not rust. Some of our stainless steel bits feature copper mouthpieces which help to create a warming sensation and encourage the horse to salivate and accept the bit. Stainless steel bits are suitable for a wide range of horses and are available in many designs so that you can choose the right bit for your horse and discipline.
Please note, for reasons of health and hygiene this bit is non returnable if removed from the template.
To promote good hygiene and protect the longevity of your horse bit we recommend the following care regimen after every use.
1. Rinse your bit after every use under a tap to remove any saliva or debris on the surface.
2. Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe any excess debris off of the bit, paying particular attention to joins and hinges.
3. Leave to dry naturally.