i cant agree with that, sorry. For example, Paddy went terribly horrible in one (we thought it was a softer bit and it would be kinder) but he fought against it. typical male we put him back into his jointed snaffle and he settled straight away.A French link has a lozenge in the middle which the bars fasten to so it is a softer bit than the nutcracker action of the normal snaffle.
hanging cheeks like the snaffle ring on a dutch gag. it has that twisting effect of the mouth piece, and lowers the horses head. again, i tried Paddy in one of these and his head went too low. poor lad didnt like it! hes such a wimpchickflick1066 said:So, what action does a hanging cheek have?
Not really Unless the cheek peice is very long, the leverage on it is minimal. it's more designed to keep the bit still in the horses mouth.hanging cheeks like the snaffle ring on a dutch gag. it has that twisting effect of the mouth piece, and lowers the horses head.