Originally Posted by trailhorserider
I never wipe bits at all after use. I don't know anyone that does. The only time I clean a bit is if I buy a used bit. Then I wash it good because I don't know if the last horse was sick or something. Must be an English riding thing? I have never heard of a western rider wiping bits.
Just our tack room is really dusty and he works the bit good so it usually is covered in gunk so I just wipe it down before and after.
But I never expected them to be really expensive.