JP Bits by Korsteel. Unlike a standard jointed snaffle's nearly straight mouthpiece, JP bits have a curved shape that eliminates the interference that conventional bits can cause. All JP bits feature 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. Developed in conjunction with world-renowned trainer and jockey John Patterson, JP bits provide the utmost comfort for your horse. The unique curved shape of the mouthpiece offers many advantages: Eliminates the nutcracker'' tongue-pinching action of conventional bits Keeps the bit from hitting the roof of the horse's mouth No direct pressure on tongue and bars Replaces bit interference with humane comfort Encourages relaxation and salivation Allows for effective communication between horse and rider Fine hand-polished stainless steel Excellent for all training and riding needs Short cheeks are milder than a regular Pelham, but provide more leverage than a snaffle. Curved bars contour to horse's mouthColor: Stainless SteelSize: 5''