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Choosing Bits
Bits are one of the most MythUnderstood pieces of horse equipment man has ever invented. The things that people think they're supposed to do with a bit in a horse's mouth are unbelievable.... Read the full article

Check Your Bit Fit- Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month
Most riders either inherit a bit when they purchase a horse or do their best to pick one off the shelf. But how many riders actually check the fit of their horses' bits and know for sure if they have the right ones for their horses? Your horse's mouth size and conformation, his level of training, and the rider's ability all determine which bit you should use.... Read the full article

Choosing the Right Bit
Before trying to choose the right bit for your horse you should get his teeth checked by a veterinarian. Sometimes the teeth may have sharp points or hooks that interfere with the use of the bit. A veterinarian can properly float the horse’s teeth and prevent problems that may occur down the road with bad teeth. Once the teeth are checked out, then you may begin deciding on which bit is best for your horse.... Read the full article

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Bit Questions? The Ultimate Book of Bits Has Answers!
Just released from Skyhorse Press, The Ultimate Book of Bits covers history, manufacturing, bit styles for different disciplines, and how to deal with specific bitting problems. With a focus on proper training as the first step, The Ultimate Book of ... Read the full release

Two Bits and the Winter Olympics
Two Bits has been watching the Winter Olympics all week and has enjoyed every minute of it! He loves the thought of athletes from all over the world competing in events together. Of course, we know how competitive Two Bits is, so this isn’t to... Read the full release

How to Photograph a Horse
Learn how to take horse pictures with Two Bits! With all the new-fangled ways to take pictures today, some folks have begun to take photos for granted. But not Two Bits. He likes to do it the old fashioned way… probably because we won’t... Read the full release

Bid on-line for your chance to win a pair of hand-made Billy Klapper spurs
FORT WORTH, TEXAS—The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will offer a pair of custom, hand-crafted Billy Klapper spurs at this year’s World Showcase Sale. The sale—held in conjunction with the APHA World Championship Show—takes place July 1 in t... Read the full release

Endurance Legend Valerie Kanavy Takes Mikmar Bits as Gifts to His Highness
Legendary endurance rider Valerie Kanavy is invited to compete in the HH President of the United Arab Emirates Endurance Cup, and brings Mikmar Bits as gifts to His Royal Highness.Sunland, CA – March 31, 2006 – Horses just might be the best diplomats... Read the full release

Mikmar’s Ergöm Lozenge Bits Approved by USEF/USDF for Dressage Competition
New Mouthpiece Features Patent-Pending Cupreon Alloy February 8, 2006––During its annual convention in January, the United States Equestrian Federation, the governing body for the United States Dressage Federation, officially approved Mikmar Bit Comp... Read the full release

Missy Wryn on PetLife Radio’s Horsing Around
Audrey Pavia of PetLife Radio’s Horsing Around interviews Missy Wryn about her Five Fundamentals that Translate Under Saddle for a Safer Ride. Available as podcast, iTunes, RSS and MP3 visit http://www.markiac.addr.com/PET_LIFE_RADIO/horsingep21.htm... Read the full release

Youth artists showcase their works at the 2010 Two Bits for Your Brain Art Show and Reception
Nearly 100 guests made an appearance at the Two Bits for Your Brain Art Show and Reception on December 2, 2010, to honor the 107 entries from Amarillo-area schools and AQHYA members to recognize the winners from each division. The theme for the cont... Read the full release

New Cupreon Alloy Leaves a Good Taste in Both the Horse’s and the Rider’s Mouth
-“Cupreon is a new material created exclusively for Mikmar, specifically for the benefit of horses,” says Dan Weyand, president of Mikmar Bit Company. “We don’t take anything for granted, especially when it comes to the products designed for the mout... Read the full release

Equestrian Royalty Ties the Knot; Gives Mikmar the Boot ....
Mikmar becomes exclusive North American distributor of the jump-higher Doda Hind Boot.January 9, 2006 — It was a fairytale to make any society column envious, the marriage of the equestrian worlds’ most glamorous couple, Brazilian equestrian and two-... Read the full release

The Original Bit Fit Helps Make Happier Horses
Innovative Product Drawing Rave Reviews from Top ProfessionalsSaranac, MI— An innovative new product that helps make happier horses is already drawing rave reviews from top professionals. The Original Bit Fit®, a patent-pending device, offers an easy... Read the full release

Upstate NY Farm a Haven for Abandoned Animals
Although she stands just five feet two inches tall, Lynn Cross has the ability to take the biggest, most broken down and unwanted horse and nurse him back to health, adding ten to twenty years to the animal’s life. In addition to giving these a... Read the full release

Unwanted Horse Coalition’s Operation Gelding Clinics Continue in 16 States
WASHINGTON, DC – November 17, 2010 - The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) Operation Gelding program continues, with participation spread across the United States. The program, which was launched in late August 2010 with the help of seed m... Read the full release

Farrier’s Wife® All-Natural Products Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal with...
Mikmar CompanyFarrier’s Wife® All-Natural Products Sign Exclusive Distribution Deal with Mikmar CompanyIn an exclusive agreement, Mikmar Bit Company has signed to distribute Farrier’s Wife® products to national and international markets. Dan Weyand,... Read the full release

Pessoa now offers Re-Flockable Panels in Select Models
The multi faceted Pessoa line has expanded to include saddles with the AMS panels which can be re-flocked as the horse’s conformation demands. The AMS panel system uses a breathable neoprene-lined panel encasing a synthetic wool stuffing. This... Read the full release

Mikmar's New High-Tech Bit Offers the Perfect Connection Between Horse and Rider
January 31, 2007- Well known for innovative and effective bit designs, The Mikmar Bit Company breaks the mold again in introducing its newest sensation, ”The Flexion Combo”, based on the highly successful original Combination Bit. “The Flexion Combo... Read the full release

Carol Roberts and Oaks Dual Rey Win 2011 NRCHA Derby Non Pro andIntermediate Non Pro Championships
Carol Roberts and Oaks Dual Rey swept the top two Non Pro divisions of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby with a 649 composite. Roberts won $15,348, a CowTrac System, two pairs of Rios of Mercedes boots, two bits from Tom Balding Bits &... Read the full release

The Original Bit Fit to Appear in Four TV Episodes
Saranac, MI— The Original Bit Fit®, an innovative equine mouth measurement tool, will make its broadcast debut in four upcoming episodes of Horsecity.com TV. The show airs on RFD-TV, which is in more than 25 million American homes nationwide. The Ori... Read the full release

Horses Move Easier With Mikmar’s
long way from the traditional string and webbing models of yesteryear. The introduction of synthetic materials and elastic ends helped make life more comfortable for the horse, but now a totally new design by Eric Le Tixerant is taking equine comfor... Read the full release

EJ Laubscher Wins NRCHA Derby Limited Open Championship on NorasNitro
EJ Laubscher traveled from Colby, Kansas, to Queen Creek, Arizona, to compete in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby. He's leaving with more than he took, as he won the Limited Open Derby Championship on Noras Nitro, owned by Teresa Chris... Read the full release

 

 

 

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