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 will apply more palate and bar pressure and is an excellent all purpose mouthpiece. Sweet Iron and copper inlay keep a horse's mouth moist.