Terry Myers custom bits are all made in America. This bit has 3 inch stainless steel rings and a sweet iron mouth piece with copper inlays. The sweet iron w/copper helps the horse maintain a moist mouth. This bit is 5 ¼ inches wide, to allow for more lateral movement. It weighs approximately 15 ounces which encourages the horse to pick up the bit in their mouth. All these features translate into a bit that has better feel and clearer signals for the horse.