One of the most popular shanks for training when leaving the ring snaffle and applying some curb pressure. Mouthpiece bends over the bars at a greater angle than a solid or two-piece mouthpiece, allowing contact to new nerves for better control. Copper roller can help calm a nervous horse and add some light tongue pressure for a better head set. Copper is a soft metal, watch for excessive wear. Sweet iron is intended to rust and promotes salivation for a supple feeling mouth. Mullen relief mouthpiece creates even pressure across the bars and tongue to eliminate nutcracker effect.
Moving from Direct Reining to Neck Reining? Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short Shanked bits and Half-Gags comprise Stage B.