Also known as a continental bit, it works by raising the bit in the horse's mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag but without the same severity. The reins can either be attached to the snaffle ring, or the lower ring for increased poll pressure and leverage. You can also use two reins or rounding's attached to a single rein with this bit so that a correct contact can be maintained on the snaffle ring without poll pressure when needed.
An anatomical brass alloy lozenge in the centre helps to distribute even pressure over both the tongue and bars of the mouth and also encourages mouthing and contact. The blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily which creates a warming sensation and a sweet taste in the horse's mouth, helping them to accept the bit. Please note that the blue colour will fade with use, this is normal. An ideal bit for those that need some extra braking power when jumping or doing fast work.
As per our size guide the A & B measurements of this bit are as follows:
4.5" & 5" - A=15mm & B=125mm
5.5" - A=15mm & B=145mm
Blue Sweet Iron Horse Bits...
Blue Sweet iron bits oxidise easily which creates a warm sweet taste in the horses mouth, encouraging them to salivate. Some horses often prefer the warm sensation of sweet iron compared to stainless steel which is naturally colder. Sweet iron bits are therefore ideal for sensitive horses or horses that need encouragement to mouth and accept the bit.
Pair your blue sweet iron two ring gag bit with one of our Anatomical Bridles.
Please note, for reasons of health and hygiene this bit is non returnable if removed from the template.