Myler Western Bit Flat Shank with Correctional Bit
This Myler Stainless Steel 7" Flat Shank with Sweet Iron Correctional Copper Inlay Mouth is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. Harmless to horses, it has a sweet taste and promotes salivation. This Myler bit is good for collection and stopping. It offers the horse a "comfort zone" when relaxed at the poll. Bit also works well on spoiled horses and horses which run through the bit.
Level: Two, Three
Design: The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouhtpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved with two joints and upward-curved piece in the center. 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.
Downward pressure on tongue.
Collapses on bars.
Does not pinch tongue.
Tongue relief and release.