The bit offers a nice option to aid the rider in aligning the horse's body and balancing the shoulder. It offers a firm yet non-intimidating rate. The small gag and independent motion in the shanks makes this bit an excellent transition from the ring snaffle and a nice bit to ride in the pasture or trail. This bit should be neutrally adjusted to meet the corners of the horse's mouth with two fingers between the curb and chin. The port height is 1 3/8". This bit is less aggressive than the SC715 Lifter. Lifetime Guarantee. Made in the U.S.A. Sharon prefers a flat chain curb strap which is shown as an option when ordering the bit.