453 Easy Rider Sweet Iron Low Ported Barrel. Stage B. 6" Cheeks, 5 ¼” Mouth.
The 6" swept back cheeks make this bit fairly soft; and the combination of the ported barrel 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.
This bit works primarily off of bar and lip pressure with some poll and curb involvement. 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.
Moving from Direct Reining to Neck Reining? Stage B is all about transition, with the introduction of leverage and curb pressure. Short Shanked bits and Half-Gags comprise Stage B.
GOLDEN GLIDE BUSHINGS further enhance the smoothness of the independent cheek movement allowing for more precise cues, eliminate the cheek connection from pinching the horse’s lips, and smooths the movement of the cheek piece for better feel and performance.