This is a good choice for an everyday bit. The fixed dees apply pressure to the horse's lip on the opposite side of the face from the rein you pull for better flexion so it's ideal to ride with two hands and direct rein. It's great for starting horses, training, or maintaining steady contact. The dees are stainless steel. The copper mouth causes the horse to salivate which helps keep his mouth soft and supple. This bit should be in your tack room! Copper is a soft metal, watch for excessive wear before each ride.