This Pelham Bit comes with 5 1/2 cheeks.A Pelham Bit has elements of both a curb bit and a snaffle bit. A Pelham bit functions similar to a double bridle, and as a double bridle it normally has double reins. A set of curb reins and a set of snaffle reins. Because it has a bit shanks and can exert curb pressure on the horse, it is considered a curb bit. As in all curb bits, a Pelham bit has a mouth piece, shanks, which are below the mouthpiece and purchase, which is above the mouthpiece. A ring for rein attachment at the bottom of the shank, and a curb chain. But like a snaffle bit, a Pelham bit also has a bit ring on either side of the mouthpiece. Like some curb bits, a Pelham bit usually has hinged shanks. Which are hinged at the mouthpiece in the same way as the rings of a snaffle bit. When two sets of reins are used, the snaffle rein generally is wider, to help distinguish it from the curb rein. All our Bits are High Quality German or Stainless Steel made by Coronet.