The Soft Touch bit is made up of a soft, semi-porous foam with a nylon strap center. The loose rings attach directly to the nylon center for a mild direct reaction when pressure is applied to the rings. The bit guards are lined in foam as well to prevent any pinching. The bit was designed for horses with sensitive mouths but we have received an overwhelming response to the success of the bit being used on many different types of horses. Can be used for Hunters, Jumpers and Harness Racing horses.