This bit has light control and is excellent for training or relaxed pleasure riding. The small chain mouth conforms to the bars and tongue making it comfortable for your horse to pack. Because the chain conforms to the shape of the horse's mouth the horse can move the links around on his tongue to place the bit in a more comfortable location which leads to a quieter mouth. The short gag action collects a horse very well, it helps to get your horse's legs underneath him and his hind end down. Copper pacifiers are great for the nervous horse and encourage salivation.