Mouthpiece material preference? - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: What's your preference in bits?
Stainless steel 2 14.29%
Copper 3 21.43%
Sweet Iron 3 21.43%
Rubber 1 7.14%
Flavored Rubber 2 14.29%
Some combination of the above 3 21.43%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 08-09-2009, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Posts: 788
• Horses: 7
Mouthpiece material preference?

I was looking up the differences of copper vs. sweet iron, and got to wondering what was most popular.
Please vote and give your reasons~!

I like stainless steel, but not for any particular reason. It just happens to be the easiest to find in my area, and all my horses will take a stainless steel bit -- 2-Pak won't take sweet iron, and Bandit and Tanner won't take copper. I've never tried rubber, but I sort of want to give those flavored rubber bits a try... Any experience as to how long that flavor lasts?

Last edited by RubaiyateBandit; 08-09-2009 at 08:55 AM.
RubaiyateBandit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 08-09-2009, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
I put copper (or copper inlay), because I couldn't find any type of bit I really want in sweet iron. :) I tried pure stainless steel, and both my horses were not impressed.
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Posts: 13,165
• Horses: 3
Sweet Iron, without a doubt. If I couldn't find a particular bit with sweet iron, my second choice is copper.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
iridehorses is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,220
• Horses: 0
whatever that particular horse likes the most! my favorite universal bit is a Herm Sprenger which is made up of some alloy called Aurigon. But I have a sweet iron that lots of horses seem to go nicely in as well. I figure as long as the horse is happy and and going well in it AND it's not cheap (can't stand cheap bits) it's a good bit.
upnover is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-10-2009, 07:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,151
• Horses: 24
On all my horses now, I use a sweet iron with copper inlay. They all seem to like it well. However, I did have 1 horse a long time ago who would refuse anything except stainless. He was kindof a wierdo though. LOL

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
smrobs is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-11-2009, 03:51 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,915
• Horses: 6
I prefer sweet iron, with stainless steel as my second choice.
rocky pony is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
Blue goes stainless steal for jumping and a rubber happy mouth for dressage. Geoffery uses a stainless steal for both

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your Musical Preference? trashcore Movies, Music, and TV 31 08-05-2009 08:02 PM
roundpen footing material? booner Horse Talk 6 07-01-2009 11:21 AM
What's your preference? tim Horse Tack and Equipment 15 01-13-2008 06:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome