BIT TYPE / NON-PALATE PRESSURE FIXED / V CORRECTIONAL
For non-palate pressure bits, the shank gives the rider leverage and the mouthpiece applies the pressure. All pressure response in non-palate mouthpieces focuses on the edges of the horse’s tongue. This type of pressure provides horses with a direct cue. Non palate pressure mouthpieces are under 2” in height and provide ample amount of tongue relief without interfering with the of their mouth.
*Is my Jim Edwards Bits supposed to rust?*
Yes, it's going to rust very quickly but you want that. Here is the reason why. The mouthpieces are made of mild steel with stainless steel shanks. Mild steel tends to rust. Rust on a mouthpiece is a good thing as it tends to increase a horse's salivation; much like a piece of candy would in your mouth. This ensures better acceptance of the bit. This rust process (oxidation) changes the colour of the bit to brown-grey.
Jim has spent much of his life gaining an understanding of how a horse thinks. His dedication to improving communication and horsemanship has shaped his bits into what they are today. Many world champion reiners, cutters, and pleasure horse riders have trained and shown in Jim Edwards bits.