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FES Springsteen Sweet Iron Bit

FES Springsteen Sweet Iron Bit

Item # 05687
  • Designed for use by professional horse trainers and very experienced riders
  • This bit can be very severe if used incorrectly and lead to serious damage
  • Frequently called the ‘run through bit’ and used on horses that lay on the bit
  • When rein pressure is applied, the steel hinged spoons collapse onto the jaw
  • Headstall is attached to the small loose rings and reins to the larger rings
  • Sweet iron hinged mouthpiece with stainless steel rings
  • Very little mouth pressure is applied
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  9/16” tapering to 7/16” in the center
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$24.99 $7.99
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


great correction bit

By Lindsey h

from la junta, CO

About Me Experienced Rider

Verified Buyer


  • Collection Response Fle


  • Cann Be Severe

Best Uses

  • Working/Training

Comments about FES Springsteen Sweet Iron Bit:

Great for getting collection, especially when paired with a Martingale. Gives goes lateral flexion. Can be very severe if not used light and properly

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great bit for horses with bad brakes! :)

By Amanda

from Hesperia, CA

About Me Experienced Rider

Verified Buyer


  • Comfortable
  • Controlling
  • Durable
  • Good Value


    Best Uses

    • Pleasure Riding
    • Working/Training

    Comments about FES Springsteen Sweet Iron Bit:

    I use this bit on my Arabian mare who has always been a turbo rocket in the arena. Snaffles, kimberwickes, curbs, twists; no matter how thick, thin, or severe they were, they were no help. My trainer recommended the Springsteen and it truly is a miracle bit! The spoons apply pressure on the lower jaw whenever I lift the reins and my mare slows right down. I can now ride with a much looser rein and that saves my mare's mouth as well as my arms!

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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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