If you have a microwave at your barn, I just fill an old sock with rice, tie off the end and stick it in the microwave. Hangs over the bit nicely, and then I get to tuck it in my hoodie pocket and it's like carrying a hot potato the rest of the time. d;
ha ha i know all about there quick cups as when they 1st came out i was working on temp contract for tefal they are very good and you can also use them as cold water system ie like britra filta systems only with these thy do it instantly and the filter last ages a new filter can brought for 6 quid all to do with the termal system which is the size of a mirco chip which has a series of pipes like a maze which allows the water to heat as if pases over them
so its quciker than a kettle and you can use it again again until it needs filling haha any thing else you wnna know just ask me haha i like the dolcia gusto coffee machine works on the same tegnoglogy and was out before the quick cup looks a bit like a pequin haha
there you dressage in a cup haha
as regards to bit warmers just rub the bit in your hands to warm it up or palce in normal warm water
thats if you have any or under your jumper or coat for a tad
I put the headstall over my shoulder - kind of shipping wrap style - and stuff the bit in the pocket of my breeches or under the waistband right next to my skin.
It's a bit chilly at first , but warms up quickly.
I don't like the lightbulb idea as it can heat the bit too much, not to mention unshielded bulb in metal can = unsafe heat source
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I pour boiling water in a coffee travel mug and put a rag in the water. Close tighly with a lid. By the time you get to the barn, the water is still very hot. Wrap the hot rag around your bit until you are finished grooming.
Not quite what you are looking for, but I just wrap a fruit roll up around the bit. I keep the fruit roll up in my pocket until I'm ready to bridle. Wrap the warm roll up around the bit, bridle the horse, and by the time the fruit roll up is gone, the bit is warm. My horses have always loved it. Only drawback is you have to wash your bits pretty often to keep them from getting too sticky.
In the past, I did have one of the "redneck" bit warmers homemade with the coffee can around an old lamp. It worked great too.
We have a light bulb warmer akin to the homemade coffee can version described above. I wonder what if it will be replaced when you can no longer get incandescents.
I usually stick the bit into the waistband of my pants, as 2dogs describes. I know it won't get too hot & I like telling people that I have things stuffed down my pants. It doesn't take long at all & you know its ready when you don't feel the cold metal. No energy needed, so it's the green alternative