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The Mikmar Legacy Bits

(All Legacy Bits can be ordered from this page; click or scroll down.)

The "Legacy" bits are suitable for a wide variety of Western disciplines, great for cowboys, competitors, trail riders, pro's and amateurs alike. There are 3 beautiful-yet durable, true western styles handed down from generations before with today's outstanding craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail mixing Sweet Iron and Stainless Steel.

The "Legacy" bits' design puts an emphasis on helping the rider create a great feel and perfect timing by delivering a consistent, steady signal that is easy for the horse and rider to understand. It really helps to develop a good, quiet, responsive mouth. Excellent for horses transitioning to a shank style bit or those already well established in a leverage bit.

The 2.5" Tear Drop style short-shanks swivel allowing for a nice lateral feel, independent shoulder lift and good vertical flexion. Their swept back angle gives the bit a less-abrupt action when pressure is applied.

The mouthpiece is slightly curved and extremely comfortable. The port is flatter shaped and provides ample room for the tongue and the bars are rounded to the corners of the shank, so there is no pinching. It's made of Sweet Iron, a metal well known for it's sweet taste and ability to encourage salivation which helps the horse to loosen and soften in the jaw.

There are 2 Leverage-Shanked styles to choose from, each a unique look to match your own individual needs:

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Mikmar Original Legacy Bit SS Shanks Item #LEG110SS
This style Legacy bit offers plain shiny Stainless Steel Shanks and Diamond Shaped Trim.
The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron. Available in a 5" mouthpiece. Price: $134.95

Mikmar Original Legacy Bit SS Shanks with SS Dots Item# LEGSSD
This style Legacy bit offers plain shiny Stainless Steel Shanks and Diamond Shaped Trim.
The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron. Leather curb strap included. Available in one size fits 5"-5.25” mouthpiece. Price: $154.95

Mikmar Original Legacy Bit Antique Bronze Shanks Item# LEGBR
This style Legacy bit offers Antique Bronze Shanks with Stainless Steel Dots and Diamond Shaped Trim. The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron. Leather curb strap included. Available in one size fits 5"-5.25” mouthpiece Pric: $149.95

Heirloom Legacy Bit

The "Heirloom Legacy” bits with shanks are designed with an emphasis on helping the rider create a great feel and perfect timing by delivering a consistent, steady signal that is easy for the horse and rider to understand. They help to develop a good, quiet, responsive mouth and are useful for encouraging correct headset, vertical flexion, balance, and collection. All important factors for developing proper show, competition and trail horses. They are a nice tool for helping the horse transfer weight to the hind quarters, aiding in better turns, stops and back up.

The Shanks measure 5” and offer more leverage and a quicker reaction time than the original Legacy bit styles. They swivel allowing for a nice lateral feel, and independent shoulder lift. The “Heirloom Legacy” bits work well for horses already in a leverage bit or transitioning to a shank style bit.

The mouthpiece is the same as the original Legacy bits. It is slightly curved and extremely comfortable. The port is flatter shaped and provides ample room for the tongue and the bars are rounded to the corners of the shank, so there is no pinching. It's made of Sweet Iron, a metal well known for its sweet taste and ability to encourage salivation which helps the horse to loosen and soften in the jaw.

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Mikmar Heirloom Legacy Bit SS Shanks with SS Dots Item# MHL100SS
This style Heirloom Legacy bit offers Stainless Steel Shanks with Stainless Steel Accents, Dots and Diamond Shaped Trim. The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron. Leather curb strap included. Available in one size fits 5"-5.25” mouthpiece. Price: $154.95

Mikmar Heirloom Legacy Bit Antique Bronze Shanks Item# MHL100A
This style Heirloom Legacy bit offers Antique Bronze Shanks with Stainless Steel Accents, Dots and Diamond Shaped Trim. The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron. Leather curb strap included.
Available in one size fits 5"-5.25” mouthpiece Price: $149.95

Legacy Horseshoe Snaffle

The Horseshoe Snaffle Bit is excellent for horses and riders of all levels. Its weight and design offers a correct balance in the rider’s hands allowing you to develop a great feel, consistent connection and a quiet, responsive mouth. Wonderful for suppling, working each side of the horse individually, softening of the jaw and overall carriage and collection. The D shape of the cheek is helpful for teaching direction and provides good stability for stops. Perfect for everyday use in the arena, trails, or working on the ranch and showing where a snaffle bit is required.

The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron with copper inlays and a French Link copper roller centerpiece. These metals stimulate saliva production which promotes a softer more responsive mouth. In addition the roller helps keeps a nervous or “busy mouthed” horse pacified. This mouthpiece design eliminates the “nutcracker action” of a single jointed snaffle. It sits comfortably in the mouth and provides ample control without abuse.

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Mikmar Horseshoe Snaffle Item# MHS100
The Horseshoe Snaffle offers an Antique Bronze Western style D with Stainless Steel Accents and Diamond Trim. The mouthpiece is made of Sweet Iron and offers a French Link-Copper Roller centerpiece. Price: $114.95