Myler Western Bit HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Correctional Ported Barrel
This bit is made to stop horses from resisting the bit. It aims to correct going above or behind the bit, running through the bit, heavy on the forehand, and leaning on the bit. With this added control, the rider can now give more accurate aids. As with most Myler bits, this correctional bit comes with a sweet iron mouthpiece to promote a softer mouth.
Design: The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouthpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved with an upward and forward bend, two hinges and a center piece with a barrel. Port measures 2".
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.
Tongue relief before restriction.
Will not pinch or drive downward into tongue.