This is a great mouthpiece for the younger horses transitioning from a smooth snaffle. Typically all of my two and three year olds are ridden in this square snaffle mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is more forgiving than a twisted wire snaffle but has more feel than a smooth snaffle. The bit allows the rider more sensitivity without intimidating the horse. Depending on personal preference riders may choose a Loose Ring or D-Ring. This provides more directional signals and is my personal favorite.