Add a realistic touch to your model horse harness projects with Rio Rondo's Traditional-scale (1:9) model horse Driving Bit shanks. Bits are sold by the set or pair, and will add the perfect touch to any miniature harness.

The bits we offer are actually shanks or rings (no mouthpieces). Use Tacky Wax wax to keep the bit shanks in place temporarily... there's no need to saw the mouth open on a perfectly good model!

Classic (1:12) scale

Bijoux (1:18)/Stablemate (1:29-32) scale


All bit shanks are sold as a set of Left And Right.



Etched Metal Bits

Etched bits are Nickel Plated or Gold Plated brass, and are flat with no decoration. These inexpensive bits are well-suited for working tack items.

Items marked with a * are Limited Availability items which may not be in stock at all times.

Traditional Driving Bits
Trad. Liverpool Bit E610s
Liverpool Bit
Etched- Silver color
Trad. Scale–.67"/17mm
$2.00
Trad. Baucher Bit E619s
Baucher Bit
Etched- Silver color
Trad. Scale–.40"/10mm
$1.75
Trad. Fancy Liverpool Bit E632s
Fancy Liverpool Bit
Etched- Silver color
Trad. Scale–.69"/18mm
$2.00
Trad. Butterfly Bit E633s
Butterfly Bit
Etched- Silver color
Trad. Scale–.68"/18mm
$2.00
Trad. Short Butterfly Bit E634s
Short Butterfly Bit
Etched- Silver color
Trad. Scale–.58"/15mm
$2.00
Traditional Driving Bits
Trad. Liverpool Bit E610g*
Liverpool Bit
Etched-Gold color
Trad. Scale–.67"/17mm
$2.35
Trad. Baucher Bit E619g*
Baucher Bit
Etched-Gold color
Trad. Scale–.40"/10mm
$2.05
Trad. Fancy Liverpool Bit E632g*
Fancy Liverpool Bit
Etched-Gold color
Trad. Scale–.69"/18mm
$2.35
Trad. Butterfly Bit E633g*
Butterfly Bit
Etched-Gold color
Trad. Scale–.68"/18mm
$2.35
Trad. Short Butterfly Bit E634g*
Short Butterfly Bit
Etched-Gold color
Trad. Scale–.58"/15mm
$2.35

Buxton Driving Bit
Trad. Buxton Bit Buxton Driving Bit
Etched 3-Piece Set (.93"/23mm shank with .75"/19mm connector)

E611sSilver Color -Unassembled - $2.75


E611smSilver Color -Assembled -$3.50


E611g*Gold Color -Unassembled -$3.10


E611gm*Gold Color -Assembled -$3.85

The new Buxton bit features an easily-bendable connector bar. Bend it to the desired shape (and width for the horse's mouth) then thread the slots onto the ends of the shanks, and crimp into place.
Buxton Assembly Tutorial


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