This shank will give more leverage while maintaining a soft feel. A step up from the short shank allowing the rider to move forward to the next level of training. All of these bits should be adjusted to fit with one wrinkle in the horse's mouth and a loose curb strap to allow 2-3 fingers. This mouthpiece is a nice transition from a snaffle. The mild copper wire twist applies a more concentrated pressure to the bars and promotes more break at the poll, lateral movement and collection.