JP Korsteel offers the unique JP Curved Design. This unique design features curved bars that prevent the bit from hitting the roof of the horse's mouth and eliminate the nutcracker-like action that can pinch a horse's tongue. This Dutch gag consists of 3 rings: the top one where the cheek pieces attach and then 2 lower rings offering a variety of rein settings depending on how strong the rider needs the curb action to be. These are strong bits, typically used to encourage the horse to be lighter in front. Made from stainless steel which does not flake or rust and is extremely durable.