If you are looking to transition up from an O-ring snaffle this would be an excellent choice. The designated curb ring allows the horse to be introduced to curb pressure under light leverage. This bit has a mild gag for bend. This would be an excellent choice for a beginner to advanced horse and is intended to be used for slow work.
Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure to help move from direct reining to neck reining. Short shanked bits and half-gags comprise Stage B. Remember: start with the lightest bit possible and progress from there. It's difficult to move backwards. "These bits have proven themselves, not only in our Josey clinics, schools, and seminars but also in competitions around the world." Martha Josey Martha Josey is a living legend within barrel racing through her competitive accomplishments and also through her highly sought after year-round clinics. She is an 11-Time NFR Qualifier Barrel Racer, NFR World Champion 1980, WPRA and NBHA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist Barrel Racer, and Clinician.