This final cheek in the Tool Box is designed for the finished performance horse or tough-mouthed older horses where more control is needed. It can be used as a schooling bit to get a horse that is not responding to milder bits to collect and break at the poll. It is also often used in competition, and should not be used for daily training. The purchase is 2-1/2" and the shank 5-1/2". The Cavalry designed shank is angled back to the horse, but at a straighter angle than the 7-1/2" model, causing a quicker, more immediate response. The purchase/shank alignment ratio increases leverage, creating greater realized pressure to all points of contact. The Square Hinge Port is highly versatile and well accepted by most horses. Each side of the mouthpiece moves independently from the other for enhanced lateral control and flexion. Great as an aid for lifting a horse’s shoulder, achieving collection, and promoting a level headset. This bit is a staple item for trainers and horsemen among all disciplines.