In the Lifter bits there are two different shanks, each with four different mouthpieces. The medium measures 6 1/2" and the long measures 8 1/4". This gives the rider lots of different options to choose from. These bits are for all different types of horses, from the light horse that needs help on the back side or the hard runner that needs help shutting down for the turn. These bits are created to help you pick up your horse's shoulder while going into turn and then helping them on the back side of the turn. The lifter also gives good elevation of your horse's front end while engaging the hind quarter for the turn. Mouth: 5 1/2
"I love this medium twist and ride it on just about everything. It is a great size; not too harsh, but just enough bite if you need it." Brittany Pozzi
NOTE: This bit will rust when exposed to moisture. This creates a sweet taste in the horse's mouth and promotes salivation.