Myler Bits Western Dee with Hooks MB33
Myler Bits Western Dee with Hooks MB33 were recently designed by Myler Bits and Tom Wicklund of Performance Horse Arena in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon tested the bit on his training horses to give Myler some input before it was released. Tom Wicklund is in the photo riding the bay horse in this bit. The small ring on the top of the bit ring is a bit different. It is designed so the curb strap sits higher than normal. This positioning of the curb strap is encourages to the horse to flex at the poll and give to the bit.
It is a Stainless Steel Western Dee with 2 Hooks and Sweet Iron Ported Barrel (MB 33, Level 3) Copper Inlay. 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 Bit Western Dee w/Hooks has an unique ring to attach the leather curb strap. The special hooks or snaps are included in the Leather Curb KIt 89-0042 by Myler. It is highly recommended to use this Leather Curb Kit with this bit.
"I really like how it is designed for several reasons; the bit has a lot of pre-signal to it from the lateral movement in the mouth piece to the travel of the rein and to the location of the curb strap. It is higher up and makes for better contact on the jaw bone.
"This bit works very well with the way I train and makes for an excellent transition from the level 1 bits to level 2 - 3 bits. This bit has become my #1 bit of choice for all of my horses. I do have different mouth pieces to use depending on how far along the horse is but all of them make it much easier for the horse to find his natural head set while allowing me to be easy or soft with my hands. Also, this bit gives a much better
signal to the horse when teaching him/her to back up and stop." - Tom Wicklund, Performance Horse Arena
Size - 4 3/4", 5" and 5 1/2"
Standard horse size is 5"