6” Cheeks • 5 1/4 Mouth • Sweet Iron • Modified Billy Allen
The 6” swept back cheeks make this bit fairly soft; and the combination of the modified Billy Allen mouth and the swiveling cheeks make it easy to isolate each side of the horse’s mouth. Reinsman’s Golden Glide bushings further enhance the smoothness of the independent cheeks movement allowing for more precise cues. This style is preferred by Reiners as a transition bit, and by trail riders, but the versatility of this bit makes it a great choice for any style of riding.
The sweet iron modified Billy Allen mouth is a great all-around mouthpiece and the perfect choice for a horse with a low palate, with more mullen relief than the standard Billy Allen to result in a great ergonomic fit that creates soft, even pressure across the tongue, bars, and lips.
The center barrel has limited movement preventing the bit from scissoring down into the tongue or up into the palate, but has plenty of rotation. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rust creates a sweet taste for the horse, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.
Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short shanked bits and half-gags comprise Stage B.