Cowgirl - Bit

Cowgirl - Bit

A dirty bit can be unpleasant for your horse and an eye sore around the barn. You should take time to clean this part of your bridle. Deep cleaning every once in a while will help your horse’s mouthpiece last longer and function better. This simple and quick process will only take a few minutes and minimal products.


  • Bucket
  • Toothbrush
  • Rag
  • Metal cleaner


  1. Detach the bit from the bridle.
  2. Soak it in boiling water for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the mouthpiece from the water.
  4. Grab your metal cleaner, such as Nunn Finer Moss Bit Cleaner.      
  5. Spray the mouthpiece with the cleaner and use the toothbrush to scrub into the cracks. The grime should be looser by now and make this task easier.
  6. Dry the bit completely by wiping it with your rag.
  7. A microfiber cloth will give it an extra shine.


  • Never use toxic metal polish on horse bits. Stick to products save for your horse’s mouth.
  • If you have a dishwasher, you can put the bit in there instead of the boiling water.
  • Spending a minute to wipe off the mouthpiece after each ride can cut down on stuck-on grime.
  • Vinegar with salt can be used to remove extra tough grime and grass stains.
  • Not all bits are made with the same materials. Make sure to be careful with the products you use.

These quick steps to getting your bit to shine are simple and easy to follow. You’ll be glad you took the few extra minutes!