The TRUST Equestrian Sweet Iron bits are made of steel and have a recognizable blue color. 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 will encourage a better acceptance of the bit. The process of rusting (oxidation) changes the blue color of the TRUST bits to a brownish-grey. This is the desired effect of the Sweet Iron bits. If a Sweet Iron bit is not used for a while, an orange-brown rust layer may form on the mouthpiece. Simply remove this by wiping the bit with a damp cloth.
Sweet Iron bits are suitable for all horses. Sweet Iron helps the horse to salivate more, which will encourage a better acceptance of the bit.
The Sweet Iron collection has the most variation in mouthpieces, each with its own specific effect.
The mouthpiece of the TRUST Sweet Iron Eliptical bit has two hinges, is shaped more towards the mouth and lies looser. This bit exerts pressure on the tongue, the layers and the corners of the mouth. Be careful with narrow lower jaws, the hinge points can press on the layers which can cause wounds. Compared to a single jointed bit, this bit exerts more pressure on the tongue.
The eggbut is a standard cheekpiece. The rings cannot move separately from each other, so the riders aid is conveyed directly and the bit lies stable in the horse’s mouth. In addition, this cheekpiece does not pinch the corners of the horse’s mouth so bit rings are not necessary. Small rings have a more direct effect than larger rings. The smaller the rings, the more pressure is transferred to a smaller surface.
A bradoon bit is used in combination with a weymouth, so there are two different bits in the horse’s mouth at the same time. The rings of a bradoon are smaller so that therer is enough space for the weymouth. The double bridle combinationis mainly used in higher dressage classes.
Thickness – 12mm or 16mm