Myler Bits HBT Shank MB03
Myler Bits HBT Shank MB03 has a copper roller in the center barrel that can calm a nervous or fidgety horse. It has a length of round metal slightly curved back, with a flat-top purchase and a rein ring. The mouthpiece has a fixed attachment. The entire shank moves independently of the mouthpiece. The purchase is slightly angled away from the horse to avoid rubbing.
It is used in Western riding and has an indirect action which is designed to be used with a curb strap or chain.
The HBT is well suited to trail riding as the shorter shank makes grazing easier.
Myler Bit Level 1
Stainless Steel 5" HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Comfort Snaffle with Copper Roller (MB 03, Level 1) Copper Inlay Mouth.
This mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. Harmless to horses, it has a sweet taste and promotes salivation.
The Comfort Snaffle with Copper Roller mouthpiece is the Myler alternative to the traditional three-piece mouthpiece commonly used in snaffle bits.
When the reins are engaged the MB03 will rotate fully on to the tongue in order to apply the necessary tongue pressure to teach a horse to give to the bit or break at the poll.
The bars of the bit are curved so the bit wraps the bars and lips of the mouth instead of pinching them when it rotates on to the tongue.
The curve makes more room for the tongue under the bit.
The barrel distributes the pressure kindly on the tongue.The Copper Roller on the center barrel can comfort horses that are restless or nervous.
The Myler Level One horse would:
Be young and inexperienced
Be just beginning training
Be riding in a discipline that restricts bits to snaffle with jointed mouthpiece