It has a comfort padded head piece, browband and noseband. The noseband is crank style, with two shorter buckled side straps, as the head piece has cheek and noseband straps each side. This eliminates the need for an over the head strap and helps avoid poll pressure. It also makes the bridle more balanced with even pull each side. The crank flash noseband has roller buckles each side and a padded chin pad; this makes it easier to tighten and more comfortable for the horse.