This is a good choice for an everyday bit. The fixed dees apply pressure to the horses lip on the opposite side of the face from the rein you pull for better flexion so its ideal to ride with two hands and direct rein. It's great for starting horses, training, or maintaining steady contact.... (read more) The dees are stainless steel. The copper mouth causes the horse to salivate which helps keep his mouth soft and supple. This bit should be in your tack room! Diamond R products are designed and manufactured to Reinsmans specifications and quality standards. Products were developed to provide a value priced option to all riders.