The Full Cheek Eggbutt Snaffle is ideal for young horses who need a little extra guidance - the long cheeks help to point the head in the direction that the rider wants to go in, without exerting too much pressure on the corners of the lips. The main action of the Full Cheek Snaffle is on the roof of the mouth and on the bars of the mouth. The single joint creates a nutcracker action, which can encourage the horse to raise their head. The full cheeks on this bit help to improve steering, so it is ideally suited to young horses and ponies or horses who can use their head and shoulders to evade the rider's aids. This bit is dressage legal, and is good for horses who struggle to maintain a contact, as the eggbutt cheeks help to keep the bit stiller in the horse's mouth.