Myler Combination Bits Long Shank MB04
The Myler Combination Bits Long Shank MB04 has a narrow port that puts some pressure on the tongue when the reins are applied. It allows for two rein positions. It is a hybrid of a ring bit, shank bit and Hackamore.
The Myler Combination Bit synchronizes the pressure applied to nose, chin and poll. By simply changing the noseband/chin strap adjustment, the rider can control how much pressure the mouthpiece applies and to what degree the nose, chin, and poll are engaged.
The mouthpiece floats on the ring and the noseband and chin strap remain stationary until the reins are engaged.
The Combination Bit is applicable across a wide range of horses. It works well for young or green horses but can also be used on older horses being retrained to a new sport or for horses competing in events that require speed, agility and maneuverability such as:
- barrel racing
- cross country
- mounted shooting
Myler Bit Level 2
Size - 5"
Stainless Steel Long Shank Combination Bit - 7 1/2" Shank with Sweet Iron Low Port Comfort Snaffle (MB 04, Level 2) 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 Long Shank combination bit uses five different pressure points to disperse rein pressure.
When the reins are engaged, the horse first feels the nose, chin, and poll pressure before he feels the mouthpiece.
The mouthpiece can slide 1" before reaching the stop where it will engage. The horse has ample opportunity to respond to the rein signals before the mouthpiece engages.
The rein pressure is distributed over multiple pressure points rather than just the tongue or bars.
The Long Shank combination bit offers two rein positions: the large ring (no leverage) and the bottom ring (mild to moderate leverage).
The level 2 MB04 mouthpiece will rotate on the tongue and apply tongue pressure; however it has a slight port that allows the horse to swallow when he is moving forward and relaxed. The barrel distributes the pressure kindly on the tongue. The MB04 provides an excellent transition from level one to level two.
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
Be new to the rider with an unknown history