With Myler's signature features, this mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. Harmless to horses, it has a sweet taste and promotes salivation. This bit is Myler level 2 which is meant for horses who are established in their training and are being taught more advanced skills.
Design:The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouhtpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved with a low-ported (3/4") 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
14 3/4" and 5"