7-1/2": Floating Spade Bit
Classic Equine Bits
seen as severe, the Floating Spade bit is fairly mild. Like the
dogbone, the mouthpiece is broken in three places to contact different
areas of the mouth. It wraps over the tongue with applied pressure. The
top of the spade is rounded and smooth for soft realized pressure to the
top of the mouth. It is a great bit to introduce a horse to palate
pressure in the transition to ported bits. Pressure is also felt on the
chin, bars, and corners of the mouth. Pressure is also felt on the chin, bars, and corners of the moth to
contact all possible pressure points. This bit is commonly used in
training and many performance events.
The 7-1/2" cheek style is the next line up in the tool
box collection. Extremely versatile, this bit can be used for training
drills, pleasure riding, or competition. This 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 on with
plenty of leverage for control at increased speeds.