Materials and Design Purposes of Western Horse Bits

Updated September 14, 2023

In this video, Robb Thomas from Reinsman Equestrian helps you decide which western bit material is best for your specific horse. He explains the differences between a bit made of sweet iron, copper, "sweet and sour" materials, stainless steel, rubber, or plastic.

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