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FES O-Ring Snaffle 7/16" Sweet Iron

FES O-Ring Snaffle 7/16" Sweet Iron

Item # 00617
  • Excellent training bit to establish bending and balance
  • Traditional style O-ring with free moving rings
  • 3” stainless steel ring with sweet iron mouthpiece
  • Sweetness of the mouthpiece increases with oxidation
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  7/16”
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Great bit

By Roccostar

from Oregon

About Me Horse Owner

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  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Construction


    Best Uses

    • Pleasure Riding
    • Starting Colts
    • Trail Riding
    • Working/Training

    Comments about FES O-Ring Snaffle 7/16" Sweet Iron:

    Purchased this after it was recommend by a trainer. Going to be starting my horse in this before I transition into the bosal. Very easy on my horses mouth. Nice size with a good weight. Not heavy or bulky. The price was reasonable after my research. I wish SS would make this with some copper inlay to really get my horse saliva going.

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    • Q:

      I understand that the black coating on the bit is sweet iron, but what is that composed of. Is it a polymer? Is there copper in it? I don't understand how copper could be coated on steel and be black.
      Asked on 4/1/2016 by Me

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        There is no copper on this bit. Sweet iron is just steel.

        Answered on 4/7/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
    • Q:

      What is the black coating around the sweet iron made of?
      Asked on 3/30/2016 by Me

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      • Staff Reviewer


        The black coating is the sweet iron. It is cold-rolled "mild steel" or carbon steel that has been hardened. It is slightly porous which is why it rusts.

        Answered on 4/1/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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    What bits are made of...

    If you have any questions about this product or a type of bit, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com
    Stainless Steel

    Bits are most commonly made of stainless steel. Stainless steel can be cleaned and polished repeatedly without damaging the finish. It is strong, durable, and flavorless and does not impact salivation. Some stainless steel mouths are inlaid with copper.


    Copper encourages salivation to increase the sensitivity of the horse’s mouth. It warms up quicker than stainless steel in cold weather.

    Sweet Iron

    Sweet iron is cold-rolled steel. The material appears rusty after repeated use. This oxidation tastes sweet to the horse and increases salivation.  


    Rubber softens the action of the bit as it is softer than traditional metals. Rubber-covered bits are generally thicker than metal.   


    Aluminum is lightweight and easy to maintain.


    Plastic bits are softer than traditional metal bits and they are durable. Many plastic bits are scented or flavored.

    Nickel Silver

    Nickel silver is a nickel alloy, also known as German silver. It encourages salivation for a more sensitive and supple mouth.  

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