The TRUST Equestrian Pony Collection. An anatomically shaped bit with a perfect fit for a pony’s mouth. In collaboration with pony riders, TRUST equestrian developed the pony series with new sizes, thinner mouthpieces and smaller cheekpieces. The bits are made in sizes 9,5 cm, 10,5 cm and 11,5 cm.
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 hanging cheek is an eggbut variant where smaller rings are attached on top of the eggbut rings. On the upper rings you attach the cheekpieces and on the eggbut rings the reins. This gives the bit a slight leverage effect. The hanging cheek is often used by pony riders in the highest classes but can also be used to ease the step from a regular snaffle to a double bridle.
Thickness – 12mm