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Eggbut Sweet Iron Gag Bits
The eggbutt gag bit combined with rein action puts pressure on tongue and jaw. It has two holes in the ring - one at the top and one directly underneath. This bit is used with gag cheeks, the gag cheeks thread through the holes. This should be used with two reins, the first rein should be attached to the actual bit ring and then the second should be attached to the rings on the gag cheeks. The rein on the first ring should act as though a normal Snaffle would however the second rein on the gag cheek has a running effect using poll pressure, lip pressure and various pressures in the mouth depending on the mouthpiece of the bit. The poll pressure encourages the horse to lower the head becoming round giving an outline and gives great help with control.
Sweet Iron - will rust when in contact with humidity (air). The surface rust tastes sweet and naturally simulates the salvation production. This will cause the hors to salivate more which will encourage the horse to take more contact.
The process of rusting (oxidisation) changes the blue colour of the Trust bit to a brownish - grey. A sweet iron bit will develop an orange-brow rust layer on the mouthpiece if it is temporarily not used. This is easily removed by wiping it off with a damp cloth.