Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit!

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit!

This is a discussion on Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit! within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Short shank bits
  • ~drill~shank~steel

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Iseul
  • 1 Post By CLaPorte432
  • 1 Post By SorrelHorse

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit!

Sponsored Links
    12-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Well, what are you using this bit for? What level of horse and why are you looking into it?

I really can't answer totally, except I am not a fan of solid mouthpieces due to the lack of lateral movement. The only time I do use them is when I have a ridiculously bendy horse who needs a little stiffer of a mouthpiece.

The shanks aren't harsh and the mouthpiece isn't aprticularly either, a little tongue relief but not a lot. Has your hrose ever carried a ported bit before?
    12-17-2012, 06:55 PM
I would use it for trail riding and yes she has but medium port and it makes it throw her head so my friend let me try her low port and not once did she run threw it or throw her head. But I like swivel cheeks better and I found this but no real good reviews on it, so I wanted a review before I ever thought of buying it.
    12-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Green Broke
I love the reiners. I have a double joint with a copper roller instead of the ported piece though.
Posted via Mobile Device
BackwoodsBaby likes this.
    12-17-2012, 06:59 PM
My horse runs threw almost any kind of bit we have put in her mouth, it takes me a good few mins to get her to stop, even if I bump on the reins she still doesnt respond. A low port seems to be the only thing I get a response out of with her. She barrel races too but I don't how it would work for her.
    12-17-2012, 09:04 PM
A change in bit isnt going to fix holes in training.
Posted via Mobile Device
jumanji321 likes this.
    12-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Agreed. Fix your brakes before you go looking for a new bit.
jumanji321 likes this.
    12-18-2012, 04:36 PM
The length of the shanks can have a bearing on head tossing.
    12-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Green Broke
Correct me if im wrong, but a low port mouthpiece isnt any harsher than a single jointed mouthpiece. Maybe even easier in the mouth, especially when you have a horse with a low pallet.
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-18-2012, 09:41 PM
If I had a horse with a low palate I wouldn't do a single joint or a port at all I would go with a three piece dogbone/lifesaver/french link or a level 1 Myler or Billy Allen.

The mouthpiece itself isn't harsh at all.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweet Iron MyBoyPuck Dressage 15 08-12-2011 12:55 PM
Benefits to sweet iron? DejaVu Horse Tack and Equipment 0 08-04-2011 05:12 PM
Looking for:: Short Shank Snaffle bit. SissyGoBob Tack and Equipment Classifieds 9 05-24-2011 08:46 PM
WTB: sweet iron bit QHDragon Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 05-13-2011 09:41 AM
sweet iron bits? boxer Horse Tack and Equipment 10 06-23-2009 12:35 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0