The Training Bit disperses pressure to the nose, mouth, chin, and poll areas. This lightweight bit (14 ounces) was designed to develop vertical flexion, correct carriage, or just a good mouth. It works well for western disciplines. The rein is attached to the NOSE ROPE and puts mild pressure across the nose and takes some concussion out of the mouth. It softens the feel of the bit, and slows it's action by dispersing the pressure to 4 areas on the head, the nose, mouth, chin and poll, giving the horse time to react to a request in a NON-ABRUPT way. When you put pressure on the reins (pull) this long shanked bit activates very slowly, it is forgiving contrary to its appearance.