Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Why are some bits made of copper?

Most horse bits are made of stainless steel, but every so often you might see a bit with a mouthpiece that is all or part copper. Why?

It appears that copper...tastes better. Some horses that are reluctant to take a steel bit will be quite happy in a copper one. Some trainers also prefer to use copper mouthpieces on young horses for exactly this reason.

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