How do you clean your bits? The one I have has what looks like rust on it, but it's newer, I think it's just crud that has built up. It's fairly hard. How do I get that stuff off if it needs something stronger than a towel? Is there a special method? Lol
Ya I usually don't let him graze, but I tend to give cookies :) (he's still getting used to the bit) so maybe the sugar or something is causing the brown color? Hmm ill take a look at it this weekend thanks!
Haha really in the dishwasher? They don't rust that way? That's neat!
A bit rusting is not a bad thing, unless they say specifically "will not rust". Sweet iron bits will rust because it encourages salivation and horses like the taste. For regular bit cleaning, I use a baking soda based toothpaste and a toothbrush. It really shines up the bit and my horse loves the minty taste.