Flat Shank with Forward Tilt Ported Barrel Bit by Myler
This flat shank western bit is made with Myler's signature mouthpiece that is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes. The forward tilt ported flat shank by Myler bits has a 7" shank and allows for independent side movement, allowing the rider to isolate one side of the bit. Myler Flat Shank with Forward Tilt Ported Barrel Bit is a level 2-3 bit for more advanced horses that need the occasional correction.
Design: The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouthpiece attachment.
Shanks are used for leverage and, typically, with a curb strap or chain. Depending upon the mouthpiece used, backward and upward pressure on the reins transfers into downward pressure on the poll, pressure on the curb, and forward and downward pressure on the palate. The tops, or purchases are bent away from the horse to prevent discomfort or rubbing.
Puts pressure on corners and tops of bars.
Collapses slightly on lips.
No tongue or palate pressure on most horses.
Independent Side Movement.