Myler Western Bit HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Correctional Low Ported Barrel
Stainless Steel 5" HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Correctional Ported Barrel Copper Inlay Mouth. This mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. This Myler bit is harmless to horses and has a sweet taste that promotes salivation. This western bit allows the rider to isolate one side of the bit in order to lift a shoulder and rewards a horse with a “comfort zone” when relaxed at the poll. This is a good bit for collection and stopping, as well as for spoiled horses, horses which run through the bit, and those which drop a shoulder.
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 hinges and a slightly upward-curved center piece with a barrel. Port measures 1 1/4".
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 and bar pressure.
Collapses on the outside of bars.
Independent Side Movement