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The loose ring is a standard jaw piece. This jaw piece has separate rings which allow the bit to move more freely in the mouth, so that many horses better accept this bit. Because the rings move freely, aids come through less directly than with an eggbutt for example. To prevent skin from getting in between the moving rings, it is advisable to provide the bit with bit rings.
A waterford mouthpiece consists out of a series of rounded links. It is a flexible bit that molds to the horse's mouth and creates an even pressure. It can move in all directions making it difficult for the horse to grip the bit so that the rider maintains proper control. This bit is not suitable for inexperienced riders. In soft hands this mouthpiece is friendly but with a hard hand the bit can be sharp.
Sweet iron will rust when in contact with (air) humidity; the surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This will cause the horse to salivate more which will encourage the horse to take more contact. The process of rusting (oxidation) changes the blue colour of the TRUST-bit to a brownish-grey. A sweet iron bit will develop an orange-brown rust layer on the mouthpiece if it is temporarily not used. This is easily removed by wiping it off with a damp cloth.
The bits of TRUST equestrian are ultra-Dutch. All bits are designed, developed and handmade in the Netherlands. Every day a team of technical professionals works on the production of the TRUST bits. Trust bits are composed with the greatest care and made of the best materials, the quality control and standard is therefore very high.
TRUST bits are anatomically shaped. The balance between shape, material and weight is constantly taken into account. TRUST bits are slightly curved so that they are better shaped towards the horse’s mouth. Because of this anatomical shape, the bit lies better in the mouth and the pressure is better distributed.