Myler Bits HBT Shank MB32-3
Myler Bits HBT Shank MB32-3 with its three center piece rollers can be a great bit for a fidgety or nervous horse. It is made of 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 2
Stainless Steel 5" HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Mullen Triple Barrel (MB 32-3, Level 2) Copper Inlay Mouth 5"
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 MB32-3 is the Myler alternative to a traditional mullen mouthpiece. The three barrels turn the typical solid bar into a flexible bar which allows the horse to elevate his tongue and swallow more easily under the bit. When the reins are engaged the 32-3 becomes a solid bar but with an exaggerated curve. This curve applies pressure across the entire surface of the tongue. The flexibility makes it forgiving and comforting when relaxed but offers the rider control when engaged.
A Myler Level Two horse would:
Be young and inexperienced but with a good disposition
Just beginning training but with a good disposition
Being retrained after a long lapse
May be older and experienced but ridden exclusively in a broken mouthpiece
Currently being ridden in a Level One mouthpiece and is showing resistance
Has an unpredictable or challenging disposition
Be new to the rider with an unknown history