b'CLASSICEQUINE.COMSherry Cervis Signature Collection bits have an excellent feel for quick pickup and release. Mouthpieces are stainless steel and available in many options and degrees of control.I see a lot of barrel racers who reach for the most severe bit in the trailer at the slightest resistance rather than following a natural progression. You should always start mild and work your way up only if needed. I recommend starting a colt or charging horse with mild BARREL BITSbits to teach them to yield to pressure while building con dence and establishing correct body position. Thats why I start with my smooth D-ring snaf e before anything else, and then move up to the Diamond Draw series.-Sherry Cervi204'