The Cupreon Bit Line provides the rider with superior communication and excellent results, through Mikmars versatile designs. This beautiful, quality collection features classic traditional cheeks and three mouthpiece styles to benefit ALL disciplines of the horse world for competition, training, and pleasure riding. All styles encourage harmony and connection between horse and rider. They aid in achieving proper carriage, balance and collection. All offer high quality stainless steel cheeks combined with Mikmars Patented Cupreon Copper Alloy mouthpieces. As with all the Mikmar bits they are designed to be versatile and effective without abuse to the horse’s mouth.
“Cupreon" is a material created exclusively for Mikmar, specifically for horses. This material exemplifies Mikmars dedication to producing innovative products that continue to improve communication between horse and rider. Favorable to horses, “Cupreon" is a superior quality Copper alloy. Due to the composition and oxidation process, this appealing and highly palatable formulation promotes salivation and mouthing of the bit. It is non-toxic and Nickel free. It warms easily in the mouth and is well accepted by horses including those, which are hard to bit. The addition of other metals improves Copper making “Cupreon" a durable alloy with longevity.
The Ergöm Lozenge Mouthpiece Approved by both the USEF and USDF, the Cupreon Ergöm Lozenge is a double-jointed style mouthpiece with a unique center link. The Ergöm Lozenge is a grooved center link and is an ideal size and shape for effectiveness and comfort. The bars of the mouthpiece measure 16mm and are curved, fitting properly and conforming to each individual horses mouth. The shape of the mouthpiece combined with its horizontal position eliminates the undesirable “ nutcracker action" reducing pinching, with no palate interference. Because it breaks to the outside of the tongue, it also softens excessive pressure to the center of the tongue and presents a more consistent feel across the mouth. “Cupreon" encourages salvia production and helps keep a mouth soft and fresh over time. Horses accept the mouthpiece well; they chew and relax, resulting in a horse that is content and better prepared to perform.
The Mikmar Eggbutt Ergöm Lozenge Snaffle Cupreon with Stainless Steel cheek: This bit combines a classic Eggbutt style cheek with Mikmars Cupreon Ergöm Lozenge Mouthpiece. The stable cheek keeps the bit stiller than a loose ring style cheek. It does not move laterally across the tongue as much, and is good for horses that are sensitive in the corners of the mouth. The well-designed, double-jointed mouthpiece conforms comfortably to each horse and encourages mouthing of the bit. Cupreon aids in creating salivation and is well accepted by the horse. This versatile bit is suited for competition and training at all levels and is Dressage-legal. Approved for USEF/USDF dressage competitions.
The Mikmar Bits Made of Cupreon - What sizes does the mouthpiece come in?
All bits available in 5, 5.25, 5.5 inch wide mouthpieces and 16mm in thickness. (18mm thickness on the Loose Ring Eggbutt only) When ordering loose ring styles consider sizing up an inch allowing extra room for proper fit.