The stiff yet flexible shanks are what make this gag bit so unique and unconventional. The rope's resistant body allows the shank to bounce back like a rubber shank. It slows down and muddles the inconsistencies of the rider's hands. Horses are very accepting and understanding of this gag because the cues are slow and unbinding, making the horse feel comfortable and receptive to training.
Half-Ring - A step up in education from the full ring, it offers increased leverage and more control over forward movement.