Sweet Iron bits are made of blue steel and release a sweet-tasting surface rust through contact with saliva, which stimulates the horse's saliva production in a natural way. This sweet surface rust will cause the horse to foam more and accept the bit better.
When a Sweet Iron bit is temporarily not used, an orange-brown rust layer can form on the mouthpiece. This can be easily removed by wiping the bit with a damp cloth.
A loose ring snaffle is a basic bit with loose movable bit rings and is therefore quite loose in the mouth.
Depending on the type, thickness and material, a loose ring snaffle gets a sharper or softer effect.
It is important that the loose ring is not too narrow, otherwise a skin from the corners of the mouth can get in between. If your horse does have problems with this, you can use rubber bit rings if necessary.
A loose ring snaffle is a good basic bit, suitable for many horses and riders.
A straight mouthpiece consists of 1 piece and gives pressure on the tongue, layers and lips.
The shape and thickness of the mouthpiece determine where the pressure will be in the mouth.
A straight mouthpiece with a tongue port gives more pressure on the layers and keeps the tongue free.
The straighter and thicker the mouthpiece, the more pressure on the tongue.