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Sweet Iron Bits

Sweet Iron Bits
Sweet Iron Bits
Famous for their attractive taste to horses, the sweet iron bit is popular among Western riders. Available in a wide variety of bit types such as the sweet iron snaffle bit, shank sweet iron bit or the sweet iron ported bit. Shop top sweet iron bit brands like Dutton, Myler, Professional’s Choice, FES and more.
FES D Ring Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit with Copper Roller
$56.99
$39.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 26 Reviews
FES Offset D Ring Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
$49.99
$34.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 Reviews
Metalab® FG Short Shank Correction Bit
$54.99
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
FES Sweet Iron Square Snaffle
$42.99
$29.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
Myler D Ring Sweet Iron Comfort Snaffle Bit with Copper Inlay
$117.95
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 14 Reviews
FES Loomis Cheek Spoon Bit
$70.99
$49.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
FES O-Ring Snaffle 7/16" Sweet Iron
$35.99
$29.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
FES Sweet Iron Dog Bone Twisted Wire
$42.99
$29.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
FES 3 Piece Low Port Bit
$79.99
$39.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
Myler Comfort Snaffle with Copper Roller
$149.95
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 16 Reviews
Dutton Teardrop Dog Bone Snaffle Bit
$128.99
$89.99
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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
FES Sweet Iron Offset Snaffle D Ring Bit
$49.99
$34.99
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The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

The Sweet Iron Bit – A Taste that Horse’s Prefer

The sweet iron bit is named after the iron that the mouthpiece is made from. As the black iron rusts, its taste promotes the production of salvia, helping the horse accept and carry the bit.

Available in almost every style of bit, the Western rider is able to combine both the function of the bit design with the taste of the sweet iron.

A popular sweet iron bit is the sweet iron snaffle. As with all snaffles, the sweet iron snaffle works by applying direct pressure to the lips, corners of the mouth and tongue of the horse.

If you are looking for a leverage bit, the sweet iron bit is also available in a shank bit style, with or without ports.

Sometimes a sweet iron bit is combined with copper rollers or twisted mouthpiece. Although the overall function of the bit might change, the use of sweet iron consistently promotes saliva and acceptance of the bit.

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