Sweet Iron Weymouth Non Fixed Low Port
TRU_E25569Regular price $185.02
Mouthpiece Diameter: 1.6cm
Shank Length: 7.5cm
A weymouth non-fixed is used together with a bradoon, the so-called double bridle. This combination is used in the higher dressage classes. Because of the pumping effect there is more movement in the bit. The horse can lift the bit slightly to reduce the pressure on the tongue. The weymouth is a cheekpiece with leverage. The longer the shanks the sharper the effect. The weymouth non-fixed has long shanks and therefore is a stronger bit than the baby weymouth non-fixed. For a double bridle combination a special bridle or an extra cheekpiece is required. In addition, this cheekpiece must always be combined with a curb chain to prevents the bit from rotating too far in the horse’s mouth. This bit is not suitable for the inexperienced rider.
This is a straight mouthpiece with a low port. The port allows freedom of the tongue. The port creates space for the tongue and decreases the pressure on the centre of the horse's tongue. More tongue freedom is ideal for horses that have a sensitive tongue or horses who stick their tongue out. This bit is not suitable for the inexperienced rider.
The Sweet Iron bits are made of steel and have a recognizable blue color. Sweet Iron will rust when it comes into contact with (air) humidity, the surface rust tastes sweet and naturally stimulates the saliva production. This will cause the horse to salivate more, which in turn will encourage a better acceptance of the bit.