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Myler Bit Sweet Iron Mullen Barrel Shank 5" Mouth

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Myler Bit Sweet Iron Mullen Barrel Shank 5" Mouth
  • The ideal bit for young, green horses or for beginning levels of training
  • Wide barrel is more comfortable when tongue pressure is applied
  • Curved mouthpiece eases tongue pressure and allows horse’s to swallow easily
  • Stainless steel flat shanks with polished sweet iron w/copper inlay mouthpiece
  • Natural oxidation will enhance the sweet taste and promote salivation
  • Independent side movement allows riders to isolate one side of the bit
  • Disperses pressure evenly across the mouth
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Level:  1
  • Cheeks:  5 1/4”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”

This bit has a curved mouthpiece with a jointed barrel in the center. Puts pressure on tongue and corners of the bars. Features Myler's "Independent Side Movement" that allows one side of the bit to be lifted at a time, but turns solid when asking for a stop. A good choice for the intermediate horse, encourages the horse to break at the poll but keeps him from getting behind the bit or inverting.

Myler Bitting System
 
Every horse and rider combination has an individual need that may require a specific bit.  As each need of horse and rider change over time and progress, it may become necessary to either upgrade or downgrade depending upon the level of your horse’s training or rider’s experience.
 
Mouthpiece level:
 
Level 1- Features a curved mouthpiece that allows the horse to swallow.  Uses tongue pressure and bar pressure, working mostly off of the tongue.  Myler bits distribute tongue pressure more evenly than traditional designs.  Uses restrict and release action.  May offer curb or poll pressure depending on shank design.  May offer independent side movement.
 
For horses that have just begun training or have had little training.  For horses that have just begun to break at the poll and just learning basic gaits.

Level 2- Features a curved mouthpiece.  Uses less tongue pressure and more pressure, with the mouthpiece rolling on the bars.  Applies pressure across the tongue rather that in the center.  May collapse into the bars.
 
For horses where basic training has been established.  For horses that are relaxed at the poll and holds position when rein is released.  For horses that possess more complex skills, such as bending, collection, side passes and lead changes.
 
Level 2-3- Features a curved, ported mouthpiece for tongue relief.  Offers variety of pressure points and more bar pressure, rolling on the bars.  May collapse into the bars.
 
For horses with a good mindset and can benefit from more tongue relief.  This level is for horses with advanced skills but requiring more control.
 
Level 3- Features curved mouthpiece with tongue relief.  Offers a variety of pressure points to take the horse as soft as possible.  May offer palate pressure depending on port height.
 
For horses that are considered finished.  For horses that are relaxed at the poll and possess advanced skills and work great off of the riders legs and hands.
 
As your horse learns and progresses, your communication levels will change.  Each Myler bit is designed to use select pressure points to provide the best communication for that specific level.
 
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