Great everyday use bit because of the sweet iron and copper inlay mouth and stainless steel cheeks. The mouthpiece is made of sweet iron which will naturally rust into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse and makes the bit more acceptable and increases salivation for a supple mouth. Copper will make the horse salivate to create a soft mouth. The fixed dees apply pressure to the horseš¬™s lip on the opposite side of the face from the rein you pull for better flexion so itš¬™s ideal to ride with two hands and direct rein. Itš¬™s great for starting horses, training, or maintaining steady contact.