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post #1 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Flavoured Bit Wipes?!?

Hey, I recently discovered flavoured bit wipes and I'm super interested in trying them out. My horse is new to bits and I thought the flavour might provide sort of like a reward for accepting the bit?! The wipes are actually to clean the bit, but they're flavoured so that your horse won't have a harsh taste in his mouth.
I was thinking of buying some but I wanted a few reviews first.
The brand I was looking at are Horse Amour Bit Wipes.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 05:10 PM
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I've used them and they're nice, but it's not a miracle product or anything. Just a fancy way to clean the bit. I much rather rinse off with water once done riding.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 05:12 PM
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Mmm, not sure about buying these, but I can't give an honest review as I haven't ever tried them BUT.

Stainless steel should be fairly neutral, so what taste are they masking?

Sweet iron should, I understand give a nicer taste in the mouth.

I'm not convinced that the taste of an artificially flavoured wipe would be a horses first choice in yummyness.

I am an old cynic so I think the only one who benefits from flavoured bit wipes is the company that sells them.

If I wanted to add flavour I would use toothpaste, honey, treacle, apple sauce, or anything else that I thought would be attractive.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! (: I'm just trying to find something to help him out.
It's a sweet iron bit, so it already shouldn't be too bad.

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 05:18 PM
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If he's new to the bit, the best thing to do would be to make every experience with it a good one. I don't think flavored bit wipes fits into that equation. Make sure when it's time to take the bit out, it doesn't clang on the horse's teeth.. same with putting it in.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 10:11 PM
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Ahab loves them. I mean, really loves them. I thought it was a pretty stupid idea, but I got some for Christmas, so okay. If I remember, I will wipe it before riding, and when I do, he gets pretty excited. I have to use it in the tack room, or he tries to eat the wipe.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-23-2013, 11:49 PM
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I've never used those wipes before but my neighbor has used molasses on her bits with her horse that was new to taking the bit and now she's perfect with them.

These look cool too. http://www.lickitybits.com/Bit-Wraps...m1plqscsfapp01
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-24-2013, 02:12 AM
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Fruit Roll Ups. Cheap and easy to get at the grocery store. My 3 yr old gelding loves the strawberry flavor. Actually, I am sure he would love any of them. But I like the strawberry flavor. Even the mini Fruit Roll Ups are plenty big to wrap around the bit.

Lately I have bridling him first and then giving him a horse cookie as a reward once he's bridled. Because I want him to take the bit without something wrapped on it. But the Fruit Roll Ups really worked for my guy.
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