I was riding a clients horse and she kept wanting to drop her shoulder coming into the barrel, and subsequently bow out to far on the back side making in hard to line up to the next barrel. Started looking around but didn’t want to spend a ton of money to try something out. Some of the bits I looked at were $ 100 + OUCH. This bit claimed to lift the shoulders, keep them between your reins in the turn and keep them collected for a good departure to the next barrel. Check! What I was looking for! I ordered it and I was not disappointed. I have tried it on a few horses now…. and love the results on all of them. If you need a little lift while keeping good collection and not breaking the bank… this is your bit!.