Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I dunk bits in water or spray them with the water hose as soon as I am done riding ---- then I dry them off with a towel.
When I went on overnight rides, I always had something to dip water out of the drinking bucket, pour the water over the bit, then dry it off.
Even as a kid I washed my bits --- unless of course I wanted mom to tell granddad who in turn would see to it I was grounded off the horses for a time----
My bits are all curb bits without any intricate openings that need scrubbed, elst they would be scrubbed with a brush and Dawn dish soap.
Ditto sterilizing a bit if it has to be used on more than one horse.
This is a bit Ot but I wash feed pans after every single feeding --- even when I had four horses and had to drive two hours to my job-- don't get me started on not keeping tack, feed pans, and water buckets clean-----
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.