Myler Western Bit HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Twisted Snaffle
Myler level one snaffles help horses in the beginning of their training learn basic gaits, transitions, and obedience. Like all Myler bits, 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 is a twisted version of the normal snaffle which allows for more control if needed.
Design:The shank consists of a length of metal with two rings and a fixed mouthpiece attachment. The mouthpiece is curved to encourage relaxtion and twisted for control with a center joint.
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