The 7-1/2″cheek style is the next line up. Extremely versatile, this bit can be used for training drills, pleasure riding or competition. The cheek has a 2-1/2″ purchase with a 5″ shank. The shank is swept back like the 6″ model but to a lesser degree, which offers more leverage and control. When properly adjusted it is still considered a mild cheek, but one with plenty of leverage for control at increased speed. The Dogbone mouthpiece is the mildest bit in the series as it wraps the tongue when pressure is applied. This bit works well on well-broke young horses or light mouthed older horses.