"The 7-1/2" cheek style is next in the lineup. 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 one with plenty of leverage for control at increased speeds. The Chain has a stainless steel cheek with an inlaid copper chain mouthpiece. Good tool for reiterating bend and flex. Mild and pinchless sweet iron mouthpiece is comfortable, and applies even pressure to the corners of the mouth and tongue."