Also known as a continental bit, it works by raising the bit in the horse's mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag but without the same severity. The reins can either be attached to the snaffle ring, or the lower ring for increased poll pressure and leverage. You can also use two reins or rounding's attached to a single rein with this bit so that a correct contact can be maintained on the snaffle ring without poll pressure when needed.
An anatomical copper lozenge in the centre helps to distribute even pressure over both the tongue and bars of the mouth and also encourages mouthing and contact. Copper is a warm metal that encourages the horse to salivate and to mouth on the bit. Ideal for horses who require extra braking power when jumping or doing fast work.