Premier Equine Blue Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit with Brass Alloy Lozenge


Premier Equine Blue Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit with Brass Alloy Lozenge 

  • To allow us to offer customers a wider choice of these great products, this is a special order item direct from Premier Equine.
  • Please note, for reasons of health and hygiene this bit is non returnable if removed from the template.
  • Please allow 7-10 days delivery.
  • Once received we will send your order out to you.
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Premier Equine Blue Sweet Iron Tom Thumb Bit with Brass Alloy Lozenge

  • The tom thumb bit is a cross between an American gag and an elevator bit.
  • It offers more precision and control and is very popular for show jumping and cross country.
  • It has a lifting effect in front which can assist the rider in helping to sit the horse back on its hocks, enabling tighter turns and more efficient jumping.
  • The uplifting action combined with poll pressure can also discourage horses from leaning on the bit.
  • Can be used with one rein on either the snaffle ring or the lower ring or alternatively, for increased precision, with two reins.
  • Blue sweet iron oxidises easily which creates a warming sensation and a sweet taste in the horse’s mouth, helping them to accept the bit.
  • Please note that the blue colour will fade with use, this is normal.


As per our size guide the A & B measurements of this bit are as follows:

Blue Sweet Iron Horse Bits…

  • Blue Sweet iron bits oxidise easily which creates a warm sweet taste in the horse’s mouth, encouraging them to salivate.
  • Some horses often prefer the warm sensation of sweet iron compared to stainless steel which is naturally colder.
  • Sweet iron bits are therefore ideal for sensitive horses or horses that need encouragement to mouth and accept the bit.

Technical Details

  • Loose ring, shank sides.
  • Double jointed, blue sweet iron mouthpiece with brass alloy lozenge.
  • Can help to lift horses off the forehand.
  • Exerts poll pressure.
  • Ideally used by experienced riders.
  • This bit is NOT BD Legal.
  • Bit strength: Moderate.


  • To promote good hygiene and protect the longevity of your horse bit we recommend the following care regimen after every use.
  • Rinse your bit after every use under a tap to remove any saliva or debris on the surface.
  • Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe any excess debris off of the bit, paying particular attention to joins and hinges.
  • Leave to dry naturally.

Additional information



4.5 inches, 5 inches, 5.5 inches

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