This gag is a great addition to your training and starting collection because, although, it slides, there is some resistance due to the nylon cheeks. This effect allows you to correct without being too aggressive. This is also a great bit to transition down from a correction bit back to a competition bit. Durable blue nylon cord cheek pieces and stainless steel hardware on double stitched headstall with dots. Ready-to-use, all you need are reins.