This bit has light control and is excellent for training or relaxed pleasure riding. The small chain mouth conforms well to the bars and tongue making it comfortable for your horse to pack. Because the chain conforms to the shape of the horses’s mouth the horse can move the links around on his tongue to place the bit in a more comfortable location which leads to a quieter mouth. The short gag action collects a horse very well. It helps to get your horse’s legs underneath him and his hind end down. Designed to be used with a curb chain. Copper pacifiers are great for the nervous horse and encourage salivation.