“I designed my bit so that it is made of the Black Iron as a principle metal and copper inlaid in strips so that it is protected from the chewing by the stronger black iron. The presence of the copper creates desired moisture. I designed it so that the portions outside of the horse's mouth are pinch-less and stainless steel.”
- Monty Roberts
- Most trainers agree that copper in the bit creates natural moisture making the bit more comfortable in the horse’s mouth.
- Black iron is softer than stainless steel and more comfortable on the bars of the horse’s mouth.
- Black iron makes the bit more durable than an all-copper mouthpiece.
- The Dee Ring or Egg Butt design is gentler on the corners of the mouth when guiding your horse.
- Larger gauged mouthpieces are less severe when pressure is applied by the reins.
- Protection of the precious tissues of the mouth is critical to the performance of the horse.