Fager John Sweet Iron Show PelhamRegular price $160.00
Fager John is the ideal choice If you would describe your horse as the following;
- Pulls on the bit, yet over-reactive to increased pressure on the reins.
- Develops cuts, sores, and rubs easily at the corners of the mouth.
Fager John is a Double-Jointed bit. Our bits are designed to have a 100% smooth surface, including around the joints. The joints are designed and constructed to ensure they never push against the palate or sit on top of the bars. All these clever features result in an extremely comfortable bit which naturally fits the contours of the tongue.
The straight, slim design enhances the aids, creating more direct and precise communication than ever before.
This design is an ideal choice for sensitive mouthed horses who easily cut, rub and bruise.
The ultimate sidepiece to create a frame for horses who have a tendency to become fixed on the bit.
The Show Pelham sidepiece is similar in design to a regular pelham, however the clever design creates greater flexibility. The action generates a softer feeling in the rider’s hands, giving a more fluid, less rigid feeling than you have using a regular pelham.
The loose ring is placed on the outer side which allows the horse to bend more freely and comfortably, thus encouraging a sharper, quicker response to the aid.
The outer placing of the loose ring also helps to establish an uplifting effect. The side pieces are fixed to prevent any pinching whilst adding greater stability.
We recommend using the Show pelham with a delta bridle or two reins, one in the large loose ring and one in the small ring.
With two reins, you can easily regulate how much leverage you want from the bit by shortening, or lengthening, the rein that is attached to the bottom ring. With more leverage, you get a slightly lower neck and more effect, with less leverage you can get the horse a bit higher in the neck with less effect. If you use Fager’s adjustable delta, you have the same choice without having to use 2 reins.
This unique design acts as a curb version of the Loose Baucher.
HOW SHOULD I PLACE MY FAGER BIT IN THE HORSE MOUTH?
The Horse-logo should always be on your horse right side, running forward. FAGER in front.
HOW DO I MEASURE THE SIZE OF THE BIT?
Loose rings it is important to measure from inside of the hole. When the bits are made, they are being measured where the hole is placed. Different sizes on the hole between brands.
Eggbutts are measured from the inside of the eggbutts side.
Wings are measured on the inside of the wings.
WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD I PICK?
Fager works with different materials. The biggest difference between titanium and sweet iron is the lightness. Titanium will give you a quicker response and an "aha-effect" due to the constant pressure is less inside the mouth. A heavier bit with a taste of sweet iron is a good option if you wish for a more steady grip and acceptance. Step one is always fo find the right mouthpiece that is suitable for your horse.
SHOULD I CHOOSE LOOSE, WINGS, FIXED RINGS OR BABY FULMERS?
Fixed rings give the mouthpiece stability, and the rein aids will be more direct and precise. If your horse is hesitant into the contact, fixed rings are to prefer. Loose rings will allow for more movement of the bit in the horse's mouth. Which also will discourage leaning. Loose rings will allow the rider for quick aids with finesse. Fixed rings or loose rings together with bit guards are to recommend if the horse has ”fleshy" lips/mouth corners. Fager Wings have a unique feature called TOL™, Turn Over Lock system prevents the ring to overbend and hit the molars while working your horse. This fantastic feature protects the teeth and makes anxious and tense horses more relaxed.
Fager's patented Baby Fulmer cheeks are a blend between loose and fixed rings. They are curved to avoid pressure on the horse's face and will keep the mouthpiece stable and together with the loose rings attached, still give you a more mobile feeling. These are especially useful if your horse evades the rein aid by opening its mouth and/or tilt its head.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY HORSE WILL PREFER?
At Fager, we work with pressure points. To know what suits your horse, we ask certain questions that lead the way to a bit your horse feel it's best. If your horse is new to you, it can be difficult to know the right answers. You can always contact us if you are unsure about what to choose, we have the knowledge and love to share it. A truly suitable bit can absolutely improve your horse movements. It's so important to have the right equipment, among many other things of course.
HOW WILL THE MATERIAL LOOK AFTER BEING USED FOR SOME TIME?
SWEET IRON is meant to rust to give taste to the bit and hide the metal many horses can react negatively on. The more brown/grey the blue part on the Sweet iron turns, the more tasteful the bit will be. With Sweet iron, it is important to clean them dry after every use. Otherwise, it will be a layer of rust that can be uneven on the surface. If this happens, you can clean it with something that contains a low percentage of Phosphorus. For example Coca Cola. Please note, when you clean it with other water, the layer of sweet iron will go away as well. So do not overdo it.
TITANIUM Fager's surgical titanium doesn't have the metal taste and dont need any covering. It's simply tasteless. The blue color will never rust or fade, it's only for show. Bite marks will make the blue go away, but the titanium will still be smooth on the surface. Titanium is super strong and will last more than a lifetime.
CAN I TRY A FAGER BIT BEFORE I BUY IT?
As of today, we do not offer trials from our website directly. We do have stores and bit fitters that do. You can find our resellers here.
HOW DO I KNOW MY HORSE BIT SIZE?
If you do not know what size you should buy for your horse, you need to measure a bit that fits. Or measure the mouth of your horse. To do this, we recommend using a whip. You put tape on the one side of the whip. Then you put it inside the mouth of your horse -with the tape just on the outside of the mouth corners, where the flesh ends. Then you put a tape on the other side (or mark by holding your fingers) Then you simply measure between these two spots of the whip. If you are between two sizes, choose the bigger one.