Cheekpiece


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Cheekpiece

 

the part of a bit used in antiquity, consisting of a pair of vertical pivots attached perpendicularly to the ends of the bit. Cheekpieces of bone and bronze were used universally ever since man began using the horse for riding; later ones were made of iron. In the USSR bone cheekpieces dating from the first millennium B.C. have been found in the forest and steppe zone and bronze ones in Southern Siberia and the Caucasus. The Scythians and the Sarmatians used iron cheekpieces. With the increase in the size of the bridle rings and the invention of the curb and the snaffle, the use of cheekpieces was gradually abandoned beginning in the early second millennium A.D.

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