Uppland Equestrian has designed a bit that combines poll pressure with leverage and is ideal for those who require a little more control. The blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily which creates a warming sensation and a sweet taste in the horse’s mouth, helping them to accept the bit. Please note that the blue colour will fade with use, this is normal. A brass alloy roller link in the centre can provide a calming distraction for the horse.
Also known as a continental bit, it works by raising the bit in the horse’s mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag but without the same severity. Poll pressure can be applied by using the lower rings. A softer option to the three ring Dutch gag, this bit is ideal for riders who need a little more control when jumping or doing fast work but don’t need massive amounts of poll pressure.
Sweet Iron Bit: Key features…
- Double jointed, blue sweet iron mouthpiece with brass alloy roller link
- Exerts poll pressure with a limited gag action
- Ideally used by experienced riders
- Bit strength: Moderate