This bit is made out of stainless steel with a rubber mouthpiece
Bits with Rubber Mouthpiece
Stainless steel bits can have quite a bitter taste to them which some horses dont particularly like. Rubber Mouthpieces are a warmer feel to the horses mouth, those horses that do not accept stainless steel very well sometime accept rubber very well. The rubber mouthpiece is particularly useful for horses with sensitive bars and/or tongues. The rubber mouthpiece is a milder alternative that stainless steel as the mouthpiece is normally thicker; therefore the pressure is distributed over a larger area. The rubber bits may be unsuitable if your horse is a larger breed which has thicker fleshy lips and/or a large tongue.
The Filet Baucher is also known as the Hanging Cheek, it uses pressure on the poll as the cheek piece has an extra ring above the snaffle ring where the bridle cheek pieces are attached to, this poll pressure encourages the horse to lower the head and come on to the bit especially useful for horses that have a high head carriage. This cheek has proven one of the most popular cheeks with various mouthpieces. It is a fixed cheek bit, which may be useful for horses that are unsure of the bit, as it doesnt move around too much in the mouth. It may prove a suitable alternative to a snaffle, for children riding ponies that need an extra bit of help to stop, or horses that are slightly too strong in a snaffle.
Single Jointed Bits
The single joint puts pressure on the sides of the tongue, on the lips and on the bars due to the nutcracker. The single jointed bits also may have a head raising action so would be less suitable for your horse if they ride with a high head carriage or above the bit. Also breeds such as Irish Draughts, may have particularly large tongues, therefore having less room in the mouth for a single jointed bit as this pushes the bit nearer the roof of the mouth, also Arabs and alike may have a low palate, both of these examples may not benefit from the single jointed bits as the nutcracker action may cause brushing of the roof of the mouth.