TRUST is an innovative brand that addresses the needs of horses and riders. 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. South Canterbury Saddlery import these bits directly from Trust to ensure New Zealand riders have the best brands and innovators available to them from all around the world. ((Trust bits are not available in our SCS bit rental).

South Canterbury Saddlery Trust Bits New Zealand NZ

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.  If a sweet iron bit is not used for a while, an orange-brown rust layer may develop on the mouthpiece. Simply remove this by wiping the bit with a damp cloth.


The leather range of bits from Trust have been very popular.  The core of the bit is made of reinforced nylon. The leather is stitched around this core and naturally tanned without chemicals. The horses 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 these bit's particularly suitable for horses with a sensitive mouth.