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post #1 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of MikMar bits?

I found this new 'Rancher' western curb bit that comes in a hard to find 5.5" mouthpiece. It has loose sides for lateral cue, a copper roller and is fairly light weight (I've never used an aluminum bit before, not sure how I feel about that) and I would use it with a flat curb strap.

They look severe, however, after reading the site content (which, of course, says they are wonderful) it does sounds mild after all, but with more control than a snaffle.

What are your opinions?


here are a few more styles and a little video:
Winner's Circle Horse Supplies, Tack - Mikmar Bits

Thanks for your input!
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 05:57 PM
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I can't comment on that specific bit, but I did recently purchase a Mikmar full cheek snaffle with the cuperon lozenge and am very glad I spent the money to do so. I purchased from the Mikmar website and the bit shipped within 24 hours and was at my door in 3 days time and came with a pamphlet adn 2 DVDs. I have tried numerous bits on my mare and she responded to them all fairly well but never chewed, chomped or salivated. After 3 rides in this she is chomping, chewing and I am seeing lovely foam at the sides of her mouth. We are both pleased with this purchase.
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 06:32 PM
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I don't know about this bit, but I love their snaffles. My qh liked only Mikmar out of 5 or 6 I tried, and when I had to buy new bit for my paint recently (because it was already too small) I went with Mikmar also and she liked it better than KK Ultra she had before.

Edit: I have cupreon lorenzo like poster above me. One eggbutt, one loose rings eggbutt.

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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That sounds like a high quality, balanced bit. I think I will order from the mikmar.com website directly like you did,so I can get a free DVD with mine, too. You can never have too much information :)

I do find the space between 'knowing' and 'doing while riding' is much larger now my second time around owning horses than it was when I rode/competed in my youth.

Last edited by Equestrian09; 10-28-2011 at 06:38 PM. Reason: PS Kittne, my other gelding is not too fond of his Spenger Dynamis RS snaffle
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 06:41 PM
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Let us know the experience if you decide on getting one. I'd be really curious to hear how it goes!

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-28-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I will!

I just ordered it from the mikmar site a few minutes ago :)
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-29-2011, 12:14 AM
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Hi, I used the Mikmar Training Bit, which looks a bit like that one. Meaning large and aluminum. My horse loved it. She used to run around with her head up in the air a lot and I used that bit for a couple of weeks. She really got the hang of it quickly and haven't needed it since. That's been over 2 years ago. I keep it because it worked like a charm and seems like a good thing to keep in my tack arsenal. I've heard a ton of good things about other bits they make. Sounds like they make a fine product. That's my experience anyway. If the bit your buying doesn't work out for you - people on ebay sure seem to snatch them up quickly. Good luck.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-03-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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My bit arrived! It came with 2 DVD's, a leather curb strap and an info booklet.

I will ride him in it this weekend and post my experience here.

I am excited to try it out. Thanks for all of your feedback!
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-03-2011, 01:31 PM
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Will be waiting for your feedback! :) Hope you'll like it!

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