Myler Western Bit Flat Shank with Sweet Iron Low Port Comfort Snaffle
The Myler Flat Shank Bit is a level 2-3 bit that is suitable for horses that are more advanced but need an occasional correction. The Myler Flat Shank with Low Ported Barrel has a 7" shank. The Sweet Iron and Copper Inlay Mouth piece allow for added saliva in your horse's mouth.
Design: The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouthpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved with a narrow and low-ported center barrel.
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.
Pressure on tongue and corners of the bars.
Slight collapse on the bars.
Tongue relief before restriction.
Independent Side Movement.