BR FULL CHEEK SWEET IRON JOINTED BIT 14MM
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Sweet Iron bits are known for the sweet taste of the mouth piece. Besides, the bits are anatomically shaped and available in many shapes and sizes.
This single jointed full sheek snaffleis made of solid stainless steel rings and a mouthpiece of mild steel combined with a layer of sweet iron on the mouthpiece (blue). The sweet iron stimulates the chewing process and saliva formation. When this material reacts with moisture, warmth and air in a process called oxidation, the surface rust tastes sweet. As a result, the horse will be more willing to accept the bit. The blue colour disappears eventually, but the taste of the surface rust remains.
The anatomical design of the bit follows the shape of the horse’s mouth, which allows for a gentle and even pressure distribution. The single jointed bit works mainly on the bars but also exerts pressure on the edges of the tongue, the corners of the mouth and sometimes on the palate. When rein aids are given, the bit forms a V-shape. Due to the single joint, the tongue has more freedom than it would have with a double jointed bit. Mouthpiece thickness 14 mm, ring size 65 mm.
The main purpose of a full cheek bit is to exert lateral pressure, this emphasis on the turning aids is especially useful for young horses. The arms prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth and ensure stability of the bit.