This is a great bit for elevating a horse's shoulder going into a turn. It aids the rider in holding a horse's shoulder steady, maintaining a more optimal body position around a barrel. Very fair and forgiving, the mouthpiece is set forward on the shank, which helps increase lift and lateral movement. This bit helps to maintain forward motion on horses that anticipate a turn. The Should Holder is also a great tool for retraining man-made habits in aged horses.