- Sweet Iron bits are made of blue steel and release a sweet-tasting surface rust through contact with saliva, which stimulates the horse's saliva production in a natural way. This sweet surface rust will cause the horse to foam more and accept the bit better.
- When a Sweet Iron bit is temporarily not used, an orange-brown rust layer can form on the mouthpiece. This can be easily removed by wiping the bit with a damp cloth.
- The side pieces of a full cheek have 2 bars on the side and therefore cannot be pulled through the mouth.
- These bars create more pressure on the horse's cheeks, which makes maneuverability easier.
- A full cheek is stable and quiet in the mouth, ideal for training young horses.
- Depending on the type, thickness and material, a full cheek is given a sharper or softer effect.
Full Cheek Loops:
- To make a full cheek even more effective, a full cheek loop can be attached to the cheek piece of the bridle on either side of the bit.
- The end of the top bar is pushed through this.
- Leverage is created by using these loops.
- Prevents the bars from getting caught under the noseband of the bridle.
- A single jointed bit has a hinge point in the middle that puts pressure on the lips, layers and sides of the tongue. A single jointed bit squeezes the tongue slightly under pressure and puts less pressure on the tongue.
- A single jointed bit rises slightly in the middle and can sting the palate. In this case is it better to choose a double-jointed or straight mouthpiece.
- A single jointed bit is a good basic bit, suitable for many horses and riders.
- Locked bits resemble a single broken bit, but cannot hinge as much and lock with a lot of rein pressure, turning the bit into a straight bit.
- A locked bit acts with a lot of rein pressure as a straight bit and with little rein pressure as a single jointed bit.
- Locked bits are suitable for horses that run through the hand and are not suitable for an inexperienced rider.