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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Universal With Roller Link - Online for Equine
From: £26.90
RRP £27.99
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Buy Shires Sweet Iron Copper Tom Thumb  - Online for Equine
From: £19.74
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Hollow Jointed Loose Ring Snaffle - Online for Equine
From: £14.99
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Shires Sweet Iron Hollow Mouth Loose Ring Snaffle
£15.50
Shires Sweet Iron Jointed Loose Ring Snaffle
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Shires Sweet Iron Loose Ring Waterford Snaffle
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Flat Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge - Online for Equine
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RRP £29.99
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Shires Sweet Iron Hollow Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle
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Shires Sweet Iron Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle
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Shires Sweet Iron Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge
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Shires Sweet Iron Jointed Bevel Bit
£16.50
Shires EquiKind+ Jointed Bevel Bit
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Buy Shires Brass Alloy Bevel Bit with Lozenge - Online for Equine
From: £23.39
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Bevel With Roller Link - Online for Equine
From: £22.94
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Loose Ring Snaffle With Lozenge - Online for Equine
From: £20.69
RRP £24.99
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Two Ring Gag With Lozenge - Online for Equine
£27.99
Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Loose Ring Snaffle With Roller Links - Online for Equine
From: £22.90
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Buy Shires Blue Sweet Iron Loose Ring Mullen Mouth Snaffle - Online for Equine
From: £17.99
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Buy Shires Sweet Iron Bevel Bit With Lozenge - Online for Equine
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Sweet Iron Bits


Snaffles are the most common groups of bits for every day riding. Snaffle bits are identified as having no leverage or pulley action and do not have a curb chain. There is a vast variety of snaffle bits on the market, allowing you to find the most suitable option for your horse. They vary in severity, depending on the type and thickness of the mouthpiece. Snaffles apply pressure to the lips, tongues and bars of the mouth and have a general upwards action, encouraging the horse to raise his head and neck.


Sweet iron bits are designed to oxidize in the mouth, producing warmth and a sweet taste which helps with mouthing and acceptance of the bit. This material also encourages salivation and palatability. The nature of these bits does mean that they are easily tarnished and will discolour with use.


When selecting the correct bit for your horse remember that conformation, age, stage of training, type of work, oral health and your ability as a rider are all contributing factors. If in doubt, it’s recommended that the rider seek advice from their instructor when choosing a bit.