- 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.
- A loose ring snaffle is a basic bit with loose movable bit rings and is therefore quite loose in the mouth.
- Depending on the type, thickness and material, a loose ring snaffle gets a sharper or softer effect.
- It is important that the loose ring is not too narrow, otherwise a skin from the corners of the mouth can get in between.
If your horse does have problems with this, you can use rubber bit rings if necessary.
- A loose ring snaffle is a good basic bit, suitable for many horses and riders.
- 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.