When it's particularly cold, I like to warm up the bit before I put the bridle on. I tack up quickly so there is extra time before my lesson, and then I hold the bit in my hands and breath hot air on it. I was wondering if there is any easier way to do it that takes less time? What do you all do to warm your bits?
We have a hot water dispenser at my barn. I like to take a paper towel, dribble some hot water on it, and rub it over the bit. (Actually, if you aren't careful, this can make it too hot.) Also, if your tack room is heated, consider just leaving your bridle in there until you're ready to put it on.
You can get some of those Hot Hands things that people put in their pockets or gloves to warm up their hands. They start warming the more they are exposed to air. Just lay them on top of your bit and they should warm it right up.