A great starter bit or transition bit. The unique cheeks offer similar advantages to a full cheek snaffle. The wider cheek disperses pressure across the horses face to encourage turns and flexion instead of at a single concentrated point like the full cheek.
The slight gag action makes this bit slower than a traditional full cheek because it takes the mouthpiece longer to engage. The smooth snaffle is a nice average diameter and the copper causes the horse to salivate making for a softer, more supple mouth.