What kind of Bit is this? and How do I clean it?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

What kind of Bit is this? and How do I clean it?

This is a discussion on What kind of Bit is this? and How do I clean it? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • How to tell what kind of horse bit i have
  • What kind of horse bit do i have

Like Tree4Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-24-2012, 11:17 PM
  #1
Yearling
What kind of Bit is this? and How do I clean it?

Hi I found this Bit on a head stall I kinda forgot I had when I was going through my horse tack I have home. I was wondering what kind of bit it is? If if would be ok to use on my horse? And Most importantly how do I clean it? Its really nasty from sitting around.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1011282.jpg (80.4 KB, 163 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-24-2012, 11:23 PM
  #2
Showing
That would be a D-ring snaffle with a dogbone. Very nice, mild bit that would be suitable for just about any horse. As for cleaning, I would let it soak in a tub of warm water for a few minutes and then take an old toothbrush to it. That will get all the gunk off of it.
SorrelHorse likes this.
     
    05-24-2012, 11:43 PM
  #3
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by smrobs    
That would be a D-ring snaffle with a dogbone. Very nice, mild bit that would be suitable for just about any horse. As for cleaning, I would let it soak in a tub of warm water for a few minutes and then take an old toothbrush to it. That will get all the gunk off of it.
Awesome smrobs thanks! I figured it was some kind of snaffle but I just wasn't sure and didn't wanna sticking a random bit in my horses mouth lol So another quick question would it kind of be a step from the D-ring Copper roller snaffle I have on my bridle now?
     
    05-24-2012, 11:45 PM
  #4
Showing
You betcha!

Do you have a picture (even a stock photo from the 'net) of the bit you're using now?
     
    05-24-2012, 11:49 PM
  #5
Foal
If a brush doesn't get all the corrosion off you can use some steel-wool to get off the areas with the worst oxidation and rough edges.. Those green dish scour scrubbies work good too.
     
    05-25-2012, 12:02 AM
  #6
Yearling
Thanks Fingerlakes! And smrobs one sec i'll see if I do!
     
    05-25-2012, 12:06 AM
  #7
Yearling
Heres the bit I'm using now smrobs. PS sorry the pics are huge lol
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1011283.jpg (79.6 KB, 130 views)
     
    05-25-2012, 12:16 AM
  #8
Showing
Okay, the dogbone bit would have a bit more tongue pressure than the roller bit. Because it has 2 joints instead of just one, there is less pressure directly on the bars and the dogbone is considered to be a milder bit than a single jointed bit like your current bit. With a single jointed bit, most of the pressure applied directly to the outside of the bars in the horse's mouth. The dogbone prevents that "nutcracker" action and much more of the pressure is on the tongue and not nearly so much is on the bars, though there is still some.

An easy way to see the difference in the action of the 2 is to put your hand on the bit where it would sit in the horse's mouth and then either stand on the reins and pull or have someone pull on the reins. What it feels like on your hand is what the horse feels.

Some horses really like the double jointed bits. Others really hate tongue pressure so they prefer the single jointed, it's all a matter of preference.

I would give it a shot and see if he likes it. The first couple of times you use it, he may want to play with it a lot just because it lays different, but after that, you'll likely be able to tell which one he likes better.
     
    05-25-2012, 12:20 AM
  #9
Yearling
Thanks for all the info smrobs! I don't know to much about bits as you can see! I can't wait to get it cleaned up and see if Shaggy likes it or not. We've been using that copper roller forever so he might welcome the change lol
     
    05-25-2012, 04:01 AM
  #10
Weanling
Your question has been answered what it is, as for cleaning bits like that, I put them in the dishwasher with jet dry. Honestly! Colgate toothpaste and a toothbrush works too, but more work. For the joints in the D ring pieces, get the waxed dental floss picks, it will lift gunk out and smooth it out so it doesn't creak when your horse mouths the bit.

I'll buy up the dirty/crappy looking ones from tack swaps, clean and shine them and then sell them at the next one for more $. I am a bit ho and hate to see nice bits go to waste :)
Golden Horse, Kato and FaydesMom like this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clean dog... TLN4U Other Pets 6 05-25-2012 06:09 PM
What kind of names your kids have or what kind of names you'd love to give them? TaMMa89 General Off Topic Discussion 48 02-13-2012 09:43 PM
I'm not sure why I even try to keep them clean! Idlepastures Horse Pictures 5 11-08-2011 06:18 PM
Could someone clean these up? morganshow11 Horse Artwork 30 08-17-2009 05:23 AM
Clean Themselves? freedomfighter93 Horse Grooming 9 06-18-2009 11:30 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 AM.


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