Rust on bit...? Help!

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Rust on bit...? Help!

This is a discussion on Rust on bit...? Help! within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Rust on a horse bit?
  • Sweet iron rusting bit

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-01-2010, 01:37 AM
Question Rust on bit...? Help!

I bought a thin smooth wire snaffle from here 6 months ago, and it's only been used 25(ish) time, cleaned after each use and put away in my tack room when I'm done with it. Greg Darnall Bits – Snaffles

Today when I went to put it in my mares mouth I saw it had rust over the mouth part (not on the rings)...

I can't use it still, can I? Is there anything I can use to get the rust off?

I also got a twisted snaffle at the same time, and it has been used about the same amount and care for the same, but it has no rust...
Sponsored Links
    06-01-2010, 01:40 AM
What is the mouthpiece made of?
    06-01-2010, 01:44 AM
It's the second bit shown: Greg Darnall Bits – Snaffles

It doesn't say.... The one before it is sweet iron, so maybe that?
    06-01-2010, 01:46 AM
If it sweet iron, then it is meant to rust, and it's nothing to worry about.

The rust gives the bit a sweet taste - have you ever used a spoon with a bit of rust on it? It's quite noticably sweet. It's part of what gives sweet iron it's name. Totally harmless to the horse, but looks a bit messy!
    06-01-2010, 01:47 AM
It is meant to rust. Don't worry about it and just use it. When you take it out of your horses mouth it probably won't have any rust on it.
    06-01-2010, 01:48 AM
Great. Thanks!
    06-01-2010, 01:53 AM
WS and Kevin beat me to it.
    06-01-2010, 08:13 AM
Greg Darnell makes good quality bits so, even though it doesn't say sweet iron, you can bet that it is - not just a cheap chrome mouth piece that rusted.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rust Breeches! (Looking to buy as well!) Icyred Horse Show Clothing 7 01-25-2010 11:43 AM
Rust! Ahhhh! cowgirlfitzy Horse Tack and Equipment 25 02-17-2009 03:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 PM.

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