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Drop Cheek Bridoon
The Drop Cheek has an Eggbutt like ring at the mouthpiece for the rein, with an upper cheek that has a ring at its end, to which the cheekpiece of the bridle is attached. The cheekpieces lie flat against the horse’s face, and the mouthpiece is very stable in the mouth.
Available in horse and pony size.
Top Ring: Bridle attaches here, when there is tension on the reins this part of the mouthpiece is lifted slightly, this relieves poll pressure.
Eggbutt like ring: This has a similar pressure release and application to an eggbutt.
Common Misconception: It was previously believed that the Drop Cheek cheekpiece would create poll pressure, it is in fact, the opposite. The top ring of the Drop Cheek rotates up slightly, relieving poll pressure. The mouthpiece is slightly suspended in the mouth, softening pressure in the mouth. It does not create any leverage.