The shorter shank and slight gag makes the Tender Touch an excellent transition or intermediary bit. It can also be used in competitive events providing the horse is balanced and responsive to the rider's cues. Adjust to neutral position of one wrinkle, two fingers between the curb and chin. This bit is designed to apply pressure at the corners of the lip, across the tongue, on the bars and at the curb. 754
This little bit is deceiving. While it does not have a lot of whoa, it works well on horses that have a lot of natural rate. Has a good deal of lift and a lot of flex. Used by a good many Barrel Racers in competition. It is a good bit for slow work and training. 964
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.