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.
Full Ring: The centered shank on the bit offers lateral flexion and directional cues.