The Mikmar Feather Bit was designed for the rider desiring a streamlined version of the Mikmar Training Bit and Combination Bit. This new design offers a universally popular swiveling-style shank, a slimmer mouthpiece, and a detachable leather wrapped nose rope, making it both appropriate and convenient for WESTERN showing, competitions, and trail riding. It is available with a Straight-Solid or Jointed style mouthpiece. The Straight mouthpiece provides a solid feel, with mild leverage. The Jointed mouthpiece provides mild leverage with a softer, more lateral connection. The Mikmar Feather Bit offers four points of pressure which encourages proper head carriage, collection, control and relaxation, while discouraging bit evasions. It is suitable for all breeds and excellent for gaited horses.