FAQ

About Trust

  • Do you sponsor riders or competitions?

    TRUST supports a team or riders all over the world. In essence, our team is complete, but are you able to convince us with an original and good application in which you explain why you would be a good promotor for our brand? Then we will certainly contact you!

  • Where are the bits made?

    The bits of TRUST Equestrian are ultra-Dutch. Ideas emerge together with riders at competitions, afterwards the concept is designed at the office in Oisterwijk, followed by the production of a first prototype. The brothers Teun and Bas van Riel are the brains behind the production of TRUST bits. Together with a team of technical staff they make the best creations every day.

Bit choice

  • I am interested to know which bits are allowed at the competitions in my country. Are you able to help me with that?

    Our bit experts monitor all the national and international regulations closely. However, the rules on bits change quickly. For this reason, we offer no guarantee on regulation by national federations. TRUST Equestrian is in close contact with the FEI and regularly requests approval for newly developed bits. Do you have a specific question on the regulation of a bit? Send us a message on our website, Facebook or Instagram and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Does TRUST have dressage curb bits?

    TRUST Equestrian has produced no less than 16 different dressage curb bits in four sizes. Because there is a lot of variation in the tongue of a horse, there are four different heights of the mouthpiece. You have the option from a straight bar to a high port. New in the collection are the TRUST non-fixed bits, the pumping effect allows for more movement of the bit. Of course, TRUST Equestrian also offers a range of Bradoon bits, which are available in six sizes to suit every horse. Each and every TRUST bit is anatomically shaped and made for the modern horse to ensure a perfect fit.

  • Ring snaffle or eggbut snaffle?

    Snaffles are the most frequently used bits in the equestrian industry. But do you know the difference between the functioning of a ring snaffle (with loose rings) or an eggbut snaffle (with fixed rings)? The ring snaffle has loose and moving rings. The majority of the horses accept this bit well because of the position on the layers and the tongue. Because of the loose rings, your aid is conveyed indirectly. The eggbut snaffle is position stable in the corner of the horse’s mouth because of the fixed rings. Since the rings are not moving separately from each other, your aid is conveyed directly. The eggbut snaffle is popular for young horses.

  • Single- or double-jointed?

    The most common mouthpiece amongst dressage riders is the double-jointed bit. A double-jointed bit consists of three parts. The middle part of the mouth piece rests on the tongue, which means the double-jointed bit exerts more pressure on the tongue than a single-jointed mouthpiece. The pressure distribution on the layers and the corners of the mouth is equal. Note that it is important to choose a double-jointed bit in the right size. If the bit is too large, there is a chance of small wounds as the joints touch the corners of the mouth. Do you want to know how to measure the right bit size? Read our previous blog here. When using a single-jointed bit, the tongue is freer than in the case of a double-jointed bit, therefore the bit works differently and exerts more pressure on the layers and side of the tongue.

     

     

Choice of material

  • My Sweet Iron bit is no longer as blue as it used to be, instead it is browner and has some rusty spots. Is this OK?

    Yes, this is precisely the effect of Sweet Iron! Sweet Iron develops surface rust through contact with (air)humidity. This surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This causes the horse to salivate more, which in turn encourages a better acceptance of the bit. The rusting process (oxidation) transforms the blue colour of the TRUST Bits into a brownish-grey. If a sweet iron bit is not used for a while, an orange-brown rust layer may form on the mouthpiece. Simply remove this by wiping the bit with a damp cloth. Of course, this surface rust is not harmful to the horse.

     

  • I am interested to know which bits are allowed at the competitions in my country. Are you able to help me with that?

    Our bit experts monitor all the national and international regulations closely. However, the rules on bits change quickly. For this reason, we offer no guarantee on regulation by national federations. TRUST Equestrian is in close contact with the FEI and regularly requests approval for newly developed bits. Do you have a specific question on the regulation of a bit? Send us a message on our website, Facebook or Instagram and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • The mouthpiece of my Inno Sense flexi bit is broken duo to chewing of the horse. Can I get a new bit free of charge?

    TRUST Equestrian stands behind the quality of the products and warrants them against all defects in material and workmanship. However, we offer no guarantees in the event of biting on the Inno Sense mouthpieces. The bit should rest on top of the layers, this is the part of the jawline without teeth or molars. If the bit is correctly placed in the mouth, the bit does not touch the teeth or molars. There are horses that due to a dental problem, damage the bit by biting it or lift the bit upwards with their tongue, so that the horse can reach the bit and thereby create the possibility that the flexible material of the TRUST Inno Sense flexi bit gets damaged. The material of the Inno Sense flexi bits is FDA approved, which means it is non-toxic and does not contain plasticisers. Defective TRUST Inno Sense flexi bits with bite marks shall therefore not be reimbursed by TRUST Equestrian.

  • What is the difference between Sweet Iron, Inno Sense and leather?

    Sweet Iron: Sweet iron will rust when it comes into contact with (air) humidity; the surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This will cause the horse to salivate more which in turn encourages better acceptance of the bit. The rusting process (oxidation) changes the blue colour of the TRUST-bit to a brownish-grey.

    Inno Sense: The Inno Sense bits come in three different models: soft, medium & hard. The mouthpieces are available in the versions; flexi, mullen and port. Bits from the Inno Sense line can be used for every horse and particularly suitable for young horses and/or horses with a sensitive mouth. The synthetic material is FDA approved, which means the material does not contain plasticizers and is non-toxic to people and animals. In addition, the flexi- and mullen model of the Inno Sense Bits line are solid because of the application of a core of stainless steel. Horses that are ridden with an Inno Sense Bit follow the hand easily and accept the bit smoothly.

    Leather: The core of the bit is made of reinforced nylon. The leather that is stitched around this core, is naturally tanned without chemicals. The saliva production softens the leather bit and makes it more pleasant for the horse. The flexible mechanism in combination with the taste of the leather, makes the bit particularly suitable for horses with a sensitive mouth.

To purchase

  • I would like to buy a TRUST bit, but I don’t know which one to pick. Where can I get some advice?

    Our bit specialists are always there for you! To provide you with the best advice, it is important that you fill in a questionnaire with as much information as possible about you and your horse. Send in the questionnaire through our website, Facebook or Instagram and we will respond to you as soon as possible!

    Fill in a questionnaire
  • I would like to try out a TRUST bit before I buy it, is this possible?

    At TRUST Equestrian we sell bits via our stores. In a number of stores there are test bits available. Below you find a complete list of all the shops that have test bits at hand.

    Download the list of shops