Sweet Iron bits are known for the sweet taste of the mouth piece. Besides, the bits are anatomically shaped and available in many shapes and sizes.
This double jointed Dee-Ring bit is made of solid stainless steel rings and a mouthpiece of mild steel combined with a layer of sweet iron on the mouthpiece (blue). The sweet iron stimulates the chewing process and saliva formation. When this material reacts with moisture, warmth and air in a process called oxidation, the surface rust tastes sweet. As a result, the horse will be more willing to accept the bit. The blue colour disappears eventually, but the taste of the surface rust remains.
The anatomical design of the bit follows the shape of the horse’s mouth, which allows for a gentle and even pressure distribution. The double jointed bit consists of three parts. The middle section of the mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue, causing more pressure on the tongue than a single jointed bit would. The thicker the middle section, the more pressure it will create on the tongue. Mouthpiece thickness 14 mm, ring size 65 mm.
The Dee-ring bit has fixed cheek pieces, aids will therefore have a more direct effect. This type of bit is often easily accepted as it offers stability. The form of the bit prevents it from being pulled through the mouth and provides a lateral guiding effect, making them an excellent choice for young horses.