The angle of the Slow 7 shank slows down the action of this bit. Great for horses who respond well to light cues, or for riders who are still learning to quiet their hands. The Ribbon Snaffle falls in between a smooth snaffle and twisted snaffle in aggressiveness. It is a great choice for most horses as it acts most like a smooth snaffle, but has a tad bit more control if needed. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.