This bit is a great alternative to the traditional ring bit. Its creative design offers direct control for suppling and head set. The Sweet Six works off the corners of the lips, tongue, and bars. The curb design allows an additional pressure area for control and education. Best used with split reins and chain curb. This bit can be complemented with a running or German martingale. Adjust to a neutral position with one wrinkle in the corner of the mouth.