This shank is designed for the stronger horse who still needs the flexibility of the gag cheek. The longer shank and gag action provides more poll pressure which encourages greater flexion and gives you more control.
The traditional snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece so it is easy for a horse to carry and is comfortable. This mouthpiece will apply even pressure to the corners of a horse’s mouth.
This is a great bit for elevating a horse's shoulder going into a turn. It aids the rider in holding a horse's shoulder steady, maintaining a more optimal body position around a barrel. Very fair and forgiving, the mouthpiece is set forward on the shank, which helps increase lift and lateral movement. This bit also helps to maintain forward motion on horses that anticipate a turn. The Shoulder Holder is also a great tool for retraining manmade habits in aged horses