A great starter bit or transition bit. The unique cheeks offer similar advantages to a full cheek snaffle. Yet, this bit is even more gentle! The wider cheek disperse pressure across the horse's face to encourage turns and flexion instead of at a single concentrated point like the full cheek. The slight gag action makes this bit slower than a traditional full cheek because it takes the mouthpiece longer to engage. The smooth snaffle is a nice average â…œ" diameter and the copper causes the horse to salivate making for a softer more supple mouth.