This little hackamore is deceiving. While it does not have a lot of whoa, it works well on horses that have a lot of natural rate, a good deal of lift, and a lot of flex. Used by a good many barrel racers in competition but this is truly a versatile little bit. While this hackamore is not for every horse, it has found its place with breaking colts, pleasure, trail riding and mules. This is best for well broken horses where too much bit is the problem.