These cavalry cheeks on this Dutton bit 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.
Dutton’s S bit has a 6.5” cheek and a 3.5” shank. The dogbone on this bit 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.
Dutton's short S bit has a 6.5” cheek and a 3.5” shank. The bit has a 3 piece mouth with twisted bar pieces and a 1 3/4" copper wrapped dogbone center. The bar pieces being twisted allows more feel with less pressure, and the center piece enables pressure to be placed on the outside pressure points of the bars. Medium severity.
This Dutton bit is moderately severe. It features a 1 1/2" high port attached to a chain mouth. The high port applies pressure on the bars and the chain collapses across the bars to encourage flexion. This bit is a good option for those who are looking for a bit with a quicker response time and a little less leverage.
Dutton Bits where introduced in 1976 and has earned the reputation of being one of the best bit makers in the western industry. All Dutton bits are hand forged and designed to help achieve the ultimate communication and success between the horse and rider.