This Herm Sprenger Novocontact Brandoon features stainless-steel fixed D-shaped rings and a 14 mm double-jointed novocontact mouthpiece made of sensogan to encourage satisfaction and motivation. The Novocontact design provides a softer influence by creating a unique oval shape, enlarging the contact surface on the tongue. When rein aid pressure is applied, the mouthpiece turns forward and the contact surface narrows, improving contact and bit acceptance for more effective communication between horse and rider. This fixed mouthpiece allows direct and evenly distributed pressure transmission on the tongue and lower jaw. It lies steady and won't pinch the corners of the mouth, while the lateral contact works well for horses that tend to fall out while riding or approaching obstacles. Double-jointed novocontact bits are recommended for horses that occasionally tend to pull against the hand, but are too sensitive to be ridden with stronger bits.