Used Mikmar Training Bit. The Original four point pressure Mikmar Training Bit. Looking for a new way to encourage vertical and lateral flexion, proper balance and carriage, and a soft-fresh mouth? The Mikmar bit was designed by Frank Evans years ago to do exactly that!
With the Mikmar Training bit, when a rider applies pressure (pulls) on the reins, it sends a signal to the nose, mouth (bars and tongue), chin, and poll areas simultaneously, instead of to only one focused area. The horse receives pressure to the nose rope and curb strap, through the shanks, just ahead of the mouthpiece. The nose rope applies downward and backward pressure and the curb strap applies upward pressure. This encourages the horse to relax at the poll, which gives vertical flexion. The wide, mild mouthpiece, immediately following, rotates slowly downward and back to apply pressure over the tongue & bars. There is also a copper roller; copper to encourage salivation & keep the mouth soft & supple; the roller to keep a "busy" horse occupied.