Aintree leatherwear is made from the finest American cowhide and is tanned using a vegetable pit tanning process. The surface finish is completely natural and lacquer free. This is possible because each hide is individually selected for it's blemish free appearance. The leather is pre-oiled prior to sale for a soft and supple appearance. It is recommended that leather be regularly cleaned with saddle soap and occasionally treated with a good quality leather oil to ensure its lasting suppleness and strength. This is an open style high-quality curb chain cover. The flat leather surface lays flat against the horse's chin, while the loops hold the curb chain in place and leave them exposed for easy access to the fly link where lip straps are also used.