Trust sweet iron beval jointed. This bit has two small rings within the main snaffle ring, which offers more control than plain snaffle rings. The reins can be attached to a definite part of the bit to aid in establishing a correct outline, head carriage and responsiveness to the rein signals. The bit can be used in two settings: - With the top ring fixed to the cheek pieces, and the rein loose on the large part of the bit ring. This has a similar action to a hanging cheek or Baucher snaffle, applying slight poll pressure to lower the head. - With the top ring fixed to the cheek pieces, and the rein attached to the small bottom ring. This has a mild gag action, applying poll pressure alongside a mild lever action to bring the bit upwards in the mouth. This can be a suitable bit for horses that tend to poke their noses or get long and strung out.
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece encourages salivation, softening and acceptance of the bit because it oxidises easily, creating a warm, sweet taste in the horse's mouth. The double joint means the mouthpiece follows the contours of the horse's mouth, which reduces the 'nutcracker' action associated with single jointed bits, and resultant bar and palate pressure.
Mouthpiece: sweet iron 16 mm
Sizes: 11,5 | 12,5 | 13,5 14,5
- oxidises easily
- encourages salivation
- helps bit acceptance
- is warm and sweet
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.