This high-quality double jointed full cheek, featuring swivel cheeks, is made of solid Cuprigan with stainless steel rings and cheeks. Cuprigan is an alloy consisting of 89% copper, 7% aluminium, 3% iron and 1% zinc. The oxidation process of the material gives a pleasant smell and taste. The anatomical design of the bit follows the shape of the horse’s mouth, which allows for a gentle and even pressure distribution. The design, combined with the unique properties of Cuprigan, encourages the chewing process and saliva production, which allows for a pleasant connection with the sensitive horse’s mouth. The bit applies normal pressure on the mouth. Mouthpiece thickness 12 mm, shank length 127 mm.
The main purpose of a full cheek bit is to exert lateral pressure, this emphasis on the turning aids is especially useful for young horses. The arms of the bit prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth. Keepers, also known as Fulmer loops, attached to the upper arms, help stabilize the bit and offer a slight leverage action.
The double jointed bit consists of three parts. The middle section of the mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue, this causes more pressure on the tongue than a single jointed bit. The thicker the middle section, the more pressure it will create on the tongue.