- 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.
- As the name implies, the side pieces of a D-snaffle have the shape of a D and therefore cannot be easily pulled through the mouth.
- Because of this D shape, more pressure is obtained on the horse's cheeks, which makes maneuverability easier.
- This makes the D-snaffle a nice bit for teaching young horses.
- Depending on the type, thickness and material, a D-bit gets a sharper or softer effect.
- The waterford mouthpiece consists of a series of rounded links that flexibly conform to the horse's mouth, creating an even pressure distribution.
- The Waterford mouthpiece is movable in all directions making it difficult for the horse to grasp the bit.
- A Waterford mouthpiece is not suitable for inexperienced riders, with a soft hand this mouthpiece is friendly but with a hard hand the bit can be sharp.