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Used especially for horses that are tough to steer and turn, the Full Cheek is the most extreme type of corrective cheek piece that can commonly be found on a snaffle. With a small ring fixed to the mouthpiece on a swivel joint, and two arms extending above and below the mouthpiece, the main purpose of this bit is to exert lateral pressure on the horse's mouth. When one side of the bit is pulled, as in turning, the opposite side presses against a broad section of the lips and cheeks. This can be particularly useful with horses that are having difficulty learning to respond properly to direct rein pressure, and can sometimes help correct horses who tip their heads trying to evade direct rein pressure. One of the biggest dangers with full cheek snaffles is that posed by the lengthy arms. Getting hooked on something can cause terrible harm, even to the horse's nostrils as well as the horse's mouth
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