This bit is made out of stainless steel
The Weymouth Bradoon
The Weymouth Bradoon is normally used in conjunction with a curb bit; also know as Weymouth, they are normally used for showing and dressage, worn with a double bridle as two pairs of cheek pieces are needed.
The Bradoon should be chosen as you would choose your snaffle as it need to work the same i.e. if you ride in a loose ring French link as you have a large breed which has a low palate and a larger tongue, then its no good choosing a single jointed eggbutt for instance. Please see the snaffle descriptions below to help you choose the correct bradoon. Weymouths and bradoons should only be introduced when your horse is already going in a consistent contact. The bradoon in conjunction with the Weymouth should be worn to longer than the curb bit in order for them both to lie comfortably in the mouth.
The bradoon can also be used for ponies instead of a snaffle as the rings are smaller than those of a normal sized snaffle rings.
The bradoon can also be used for horses with big bit fleshy lips and/or large tongues where there is not much room in the mouth for a bit, as the bradoon generally has a thinner mouthpiece.
The loose rings snaffles make a more mobile bit than an eggbutt or fixed cheek bit, which should encourage your horse to keep a relaxed jaw and mouth the bit. The loose ring may be useful if your horse leans on the bit, or takes hold, as the bit is always movable so the horse cannot take hold as easily as they could with a fixed cheek. This bit is also useful for gaining contact as the movable mouthpiece enables the bit to fit the mouth, contour the tongues natural position and sit comfortably.
The French link has proven one of the most popular mouthpieces; it has 2 joints, which means the pressure of the bit is distributed over both the tongue and bars of the mouth. Because the mouthpiece has two joints, it shouldnt cause any interference with the roof of the mouth. The French link uses tongue pressure to encourage the horse to go on the bit and has bar and lip pressure but not a squeezing action like that of a bit with a single joint. The more joints a bit has the less likely the horse is to lean as the bit becomes more mobile.