The loose ring is more flexible, discouraging the horse from leaning
The loose ring is more flexible, discouraging the horse from leaning, which may happen with a fixed cheek. The two rein options will allow the rider to have varying degrees of control being able to differentiate between the snaffle rein and the running cheek rein that provides poll pressure. However, many riders successfully only employ the running cheek rein which maximises on control and lift from the shoulder. Use either in conjunction with our own rolled leather cheeks, aesthetically pleasing and softer in their action, or our rope cheeks that have a faster action.