TRUST Sweet Iron Elliptical Full Cheek

$119.00

Description

  • Thickness: 16mm
  • Material: Sweet Iron
  • Cheekpiece Type: Full Cheek
  • Size Availability: approx. 4.5″ – 5.7″
  • USEF Dressage Legal: Yes
  • FEI Dressage Legal: Yes

An elliptical (double-jointed) mouthpiece is a standard mouthpiece that lies somewhat looser in the mouth. The full cheek has straight cheek pieces, with a solid ring to attach the reins. Because of this shape more pressure is gained on the cheeks of the horse. This makes it easier to turn the horse and the bit cannot be pulled through the mouth. In addition, this bit lies stable in the mouth. The full cheek is an ideal bit for young or very hot horses who may not understand steering. The straight pieces on the cheekpiece are slightly bent outwards so that they cannot come into contact with the side of the horse’s head.

Sweet Iron bits are made of steel and have a recognizable blue color. Sweet Iron will rust when it comes into contact with (air) humidity, the surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This will cause the horse to salivate more, which in turn will encourage a better acceptance of the bit. The process of rusting (oxidation) changes the blue color of the TRUST bits to a brownish-grey/silver color. This is the desired effect of the Sweet Iron bits. If a Sweet Iron bit is not used for a while, an orange-brown rust layer may form on the mouthpiece. Simply remove this by wiping the bit with a damp cloth.

SIZE INFO:

115mm = 4.5″
125mm = 4.9″
135mm  = 5.3″
145mm = 5.7″

Additional information

Size

115mm/4.5in, 125mm/4.9in, 135mm/5.3in, 145mm/5.7in