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Online for Equine Ltd
Unit 22-24 Home Farm
Main Road
Milford
Stafford ST17 0UW
Online for Equine understand that bitting is a very difficult area when it comes to some horses. We commonly hear of bitting problems that include tongue evasions, hanging or leaning on the bit as well as a general unwillingness to relax and accept the contact. Sweet iron bits oxidise within the horse's mouth and it has been suggested that this oxidation process creates a sweet taste which is favourable to some horses; please note that there has been no scientific evaluation of horses ability to taste at present so recommendations for the use of sweet iron are purely speculative. We stock a full range of sweet iron bits which can be beneficial for horses that trial tongue evasions as the sweet iron material can increase salivation and promote acceptance of the bit. Sweet iron bits are available in a variety of designs including loose ring snaffles which feature copper rollers for further acceptance. Using a light coating of oil on the mouthpiece of the bit when not in use can help to prevent the development of rust. It is vital that the bit you choose fits correctly; this can be easily checked yourself by ensuring that the horses lip is clear of the bit ring and that there are no more than two wrinkles in the corners of the mouth. Please note, as sweet iron bits rust, the horse's saliva may become tainted orange, particularly if he salivates a lot. There have been instances of horses being pulled up and disqualified as the orange tint to the saliva has been misinterpreted as blood.
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Online for Equine understand that bitting is a very difficult area when it comes to some horses. We commonly hear of bitting problems that include tongue evasions, hanging or leaning on the bit as well as a general unwillingness to relax and accept the contact. Sweet iron bits oxidise within the horse's mouth and it has been suggested that this oxidation process creates a sweet taste which is favourable to some horses; please note that there has been no scientific evaluation of horses ability to taste at present so recommendations for the use of sweet iron are purely speculative. We stock a full range of sweet iron bits which can be beneficial for horses that trial tongue evasions as the sweet iron material can increase salivation and promote acceptance of the bit. Sweet iron bits are available in a variety of designs including loose ring snaffles which feature copper rollers for further acceptance. Using a light coating of oil on the mouthpiece of the bit when not in use can help to prevent the development of rust. It is vital that the bit you choose fits correctly; this can be easily checked yourself by ensuring that the horses lip is clear of the bit ring and that there are no more than two wrinkles in the corners of the mouth. Please note, as sweet iron bits rust, the horse's saliva may become tainted orange, particularly if he salivates a lot. There have been instances of horses being pulled up and disqualified as the orange tint to the saliva has been misinterpreted as blood.
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