The Chifney is used for leading spirited horses and ponies. It is often used with stallions. The Chifney attaches to a halter by the two side rings and a lead rope attaches to the single bottom ring. It is quite a harsh bit, designed to put pressure on the tongue if the horse rears or gets ahead of the handler. It is intended only as an in-hand bit. The Bombers Chifney has a sweet iron mouthpiece that encourages salivation.