Often used for strong horses with a tendency to set themselves or pull down. A deterrent for horses that grab the bit and go. The combination of this mouthpiece and the lever action (lift within the mouth) of the cheeks makes it virtually impossible for them to grab the bit. As the Waterford bends in every direction it usually suits all types of mouth conformation, including big fat tongues. This slimmer innovative Waterford mouthpiece features a lip shelf which eradicates the previously common problem of rubs. The loose ring is more flexible, discouraging the horse from leaning, which may happen with the fixed cheek. Two reins allow the rider to differentiate between the snaffle action and the lever action (lift within the mouth). However, many riders only employ the lever rein which maximises on control and lift from the shoulder.