This is a multifunctional D Ring Horse Bit with a two-link chain joint, hence the “figure 8” nickname.
This bit is reversible, so you have a flat side down against the bars or you can flip it over and it has a more rounded contact with your horse's bars. The chain mouth also has a 90 degree (right angle) twist which produces a semi-locking/rigid quality to the mouthpiece which gives it a similar mullen characteristic when pulled on.
It is much thicker and square-shaped compared to the traditional “Pletcher bit”.
Made in the USA.