Myler Bits HBT Shank MB47PB
The Myler Bits HBT Shank MB47PB is a correctional bit with a narrow port that is great for a training tune up. It is made with 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 ( 5") makes grazing easier.
Myler Bit Level 2-3
Size - 5"
Stainless Steel 5" HBT Shank with Sweet Iron Correctional Ported Barrel (MB47PB, Level 2-3) 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 Myler MB47PB is a correctional ported mouthpiece that collapses on to the outer lip and bars and rotates on to the tongue. The port is narrower than a Level Three mouthpiece but still offers plenty of room for the tongue to pass under the bit and swallow. There is moderate palate pressure and mild tongue pressure. This mouthpiece has Independent Side Movement.
A correctional mouthpiece is not intended for long term use but designed to help correct a problem in a horse with intermediate to advanced training.
A curb chain or strap is recommended for ported mouthpieces.
A Myler Level Two-Three horse could:
Have basic training and a solid disposition and good self control
Have advanced training but with a disposition that requires more control
Be overly bold, timid, excitable or have a tendency to spook
Be training in a discipline that requires tongue relief tempered with precise control
Be training for Endurance, Barrel Racing, Jumping or similar disciplines
Be ridden in a Level Two bit and showing resistance