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 weymouth non-fixed is used together with a bradoon, the so called double bridle. This combination is used in the higher dressage classes. Becasue of the pumping effect there is more movement in the bit. The horse can lift the bit slightly to reduce the pressure on the tongue. The weymouth is a cheeckpiece with leverage. The longer the shanks the sharper the effect. The weymouth non-fixed has long shanks and therefore is a stronger bit than a baby weymouth non-fixed. Must always be combined with a curb chain to prevent the bit from rotating too far in the horse’s mouth.
This is a straight mouthpiece with a medium port. The port allows freedom of the tongue. The port creates space for the tongue and decreases the pressure on the centre of the horse’s tongue. More tongue freedom is ideal for horses that have a sensitive tongue or horses that stick out the tongue.