Korsteel Copper Mouth Full Cheek Snaffle
The Korsteel Copper Mouth Full Cheek bit is a classic full cheek snaffle with a copper mouthpiece to increase bit acceptance and create a softer mouth. Copper causes the horse to salivate which encourages swallowing and chewing. The movement of the horse's tongue and jaw will relieve tension and help them to relax and more easily accept the bit and the rein contact.
The single jointed mouthpiece works by applying pressure to the bars, lips and sides of the tongue. As pressure is applied to the bit, the center joint collapses forward causing the bit to tighten in the horse's mouth and sometimes to contact the roof of the mouth.
Full cheeks aid in turning the horse and help the bit to sit in a stable position in the horse's mouth. The full cheek can be used with or without bit keepers but will be more stable with the keepers. For safety, bit keepers are recommended as they secure the upper arm of the bit and can help prevent the cheeks from catching on fences, stirrups or other equipment should the horse scratch or bite at a fly.