We love this bit the full cheek is great for helping young horses learn how to turn, while the Dr. Bristol mouthpiece lays softly in their mouth, but can be sharp when need be.,
The full cheek has two transverse bars on the jaw piece. This shape creates more pressure on the horse's cheeks. This makes a horse easier to maneuver and a bit cannot be pulled through the mouth as easily. In addition, this bit is quiet and stable in the mouth. The full cheek is ideal for young horses due to the pressure distribution or spirited horses to prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth. With the TRUST full cheek, the bars on the jaw piece are slightly bent outwards so that they cannot come into contact with the side of the horse's head. It is therefore important that you hang the bit in the mouth with the rods facing out so they cannot cause wounds.
The Dr. Bristol mouthpiece is a double-jointed mouthpiece with a flat insert. During relaxation, this insert lies flat on the tongue and exerts light pressure. When the horse hits the bit with the tongue and threatens to take over control, the intermediate piece tilts, causing the bit to have a sharp effect on the tongue. This bit is not suitable for inexperienced riders.
The Sweet Iron bits are made of steel and have a recognizable blue color. Sweet Iron develops surface rust through contact with (air) moisture that tastes sweet and stimulates the horse's saliva production in a natural way. This will cause the horse to foam more, which ensures better acceptance of the bit. This rusting process (oxidation) changes the blue color of the TRUST bits to brown-gray.
*Due to the contagious nature of the equine disease EHV 1 and per biosecurity measure guidelines suggested by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Farm House will no longer accept returns on bits and bit accessories.