This stainless steel bit has a jointed mouthpiece covered in rubber. The rubber softens the mouth piece and encourages chewing. Pressure on the gag rein causes the bit to move higher in the horse’s mouth. This creates poll pressure and obviously quite strong pressure to all areas in the mouth. It works well on horses that are heavy on the forehand as well as most forward going horses. The loose-ring cheek encourages lightness where the eggbutt cheek encourages steadiness. Ideally used with double reins, this bit can also be used with a single rein on the gag itself, or with gag reins.