The dogbone center allows this chain mouthpiece more lateral capabilities while also providing some tongue relief. The lateral capabilities are increased because the dogbone center link transfers more pressure to the outside where the chain contacts the bars. This bit features calvary cheeks. This 8" "S" cheek is one of Greg’s most popular cheeks. With excellent feel and give, these cheeks provide quick response and release for both horse and rider. The traditional cavalry shape also helps keep the horse from grabbing the shank of the bit and playing with it. In stock for your convenience with our most requested mouthpieces, these bits are available to help you improve communication with your horse right now. Similar to the 8” S-Cheek collection, Greg’s newest line is a great option for those that love the feel of the 8” cheeks, but are looking for a bit with a quicker response time and a little less leverage. A great cheek for roping or general riding. Greg recommends trading out between at least three different bits each time you ride in order to keep your horse soft and supple. The 5” check is a great option to add to your program and is available in a variety of mouthpieces.