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. Extremely popular with performance riders and trainers. The 1" x 1 3/4" taller port creates more pallet pressure. Designed for well broke horses of all descriptions.