This type of bit is a relative of the full cheek snaffle, because it has an arm extending down the side of the cheek from the mouth. Unlike the full cheek, it only has this lower arm and it is shaped in a somewhat flatter, spoon-like shape. The principle is the same, however, and that is to provide increased lateral action when direct reining is used for turning, and to prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth of the horse. This bit is typically seen with an eggbutt style of connection at the mouthpiece, making it also a good choice for preventing pinching at the corners of the mouth. All bits are available in middle soft (green) and soft (red) hardness.
The mouthpiece has a hexagonal shape, with large side washers which prevent pinching of the bit on the labial commissures and to prevent the ingestion of air. The side supports are unique in the market. They are made from bestSwedish steel.