The slight gag design makes this lifter less intimidating and more accepting to many horses than the solid lifter. The three piece mouth offers additional leverage to the corners of the mouth providing a light responsive feel, while offering the rider the ability to reframe and rebalance a horse that has the tendency to lean on the bridle or drop his shoulder in turns or lead transitions. 6" cheeks, 5 1/2" mouth. 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.