Myler Western Bit HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Narrow Ported Barrel
Similar to many Myler bits, this mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. This Myler bit offers a “comfort zone” when the horse is relaxed at the poll. The feature of Independent Side Movement works well for bending, balancing, collection and lifting a shoulder. This bit is a good choice for horses that need something more than a snaffle, but more control than more traditional western bits.
Level: Two, Three
Design: The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouthpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved with a low-ported center barrel. Port measures 1".
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 tongue and bar pressure.
Tongue pressure before tongue relief.
Does not collapse on bars or pinch the tongue.
Turns solid when stopping.
No palate pressure.
Independent Side Movement.