Made for a barrel horse trainer that wanted some every day users. She was having trouble with an old set being a little severe at times, so I installed an 1 1/4" four point rowel. The bigger and smoother the rowel, the less severe. These are one piece, hand forged, using 4140 tool steel. The steel allows me to thin the bands down to reduce weight, while remaining super strong. At the end of the day, one doesn't feel like he or she has been wearing two anvils on his feet.