Copper

Copper

Features copper:

Copper mouthpieces heat up faster to the temperature of the horse than steel bits, but copper bits are worn out earlier. Copper is a material that is too soft on it’s own to be used to make a bit. There is often a different substance that is added to the copper so the bit will be much harder and lasts longer. The copper is the main substance of the bit or it will be molded together with the other materials. Copper bits stimulates the saliva production.

Nickle, Aurigan and Cyperium:

A bit made of nickle is a bit that is composed of 60% copper and 40% stainless steel. Aurigan is made of 80% copper and 20% stainless steel. Cyperium is 90% copper and 10% stainless steel.

An alloy of copper and stainless steel gives a sweet taste in the mouth of the horse. The saliva production is stimulated by the taste and the horse accepts the bit easier. The larger the proportion of copper, the more flavor and softer the bit.