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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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The company's new cheekpiece, the Delta Pro Cheekpiece, according to Ridge, "snaps on and off the rigid stock AR-15 instantly, is virtually indestructible, has a waterproof storage compartment and weighs just over 6 ounces.
He looked in good form and the cheekpieces helped," said racing manager Simon Crisford.
Mouse Morris, trainer of Baily Green We're using the cheekpieces to help carry him along as he won't be in love with the ground.
As a general rule, if you just want to apply a 'tweak', you turn to cheekpieces, which were commonplace in France before they began to be used in Britain a few years ago.
Yogi's coming down to school a few horses this week, and we'll probably school him in the cheekpieces, as it's something we're thinking about," Henderson said.
Sporting cheekpieces for the first time, Grey Mirage led for much of the race and never looked like being beaten.
The five-year-old also wears first-time cheekpieces and has dropped to a winning mark after failing to add to his Newcastle victory in much better grade 14 months ago.
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LONG RUN will wear cheekpieces in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week after pleasing trainer Nicky Henderson in a workout - fitted with the headgear for the first time - yesterday morning.
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The trainer put the victory down to the application of a tongue-tie and cheekpieces, as well as some relief from the handicapper following a poor run at Newbury last time.