The loose ring has much more movement and play than a fixed ring or cheek. It discourages fixing, blocking, and leaning on the bit. It also helps to encourage mouthing. The loose ring allows more movement so that it follows the angle of the tongue, this is vital because as the horse’s overall outline changes it allows the bit to follow. This bit has two mouthpieces so it is recommended for horses with a hard mouth that do not pull. The asymmetrical joint has a good relaxing effect.