Myler Bits English Dee with Hooks MB02
The Myler Bits English Dee with Hooks MB02 is a D shaped ring with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece and slots "hooks" at the top and bottom of the ring for the bridle and rein attachment. The curved shape is comfortable in the horse's mouth. There is a small hole behind the top slot for a curb chain. When the rein hook is used it is an indirect action bit. If the rein hook is not used it is direct action. You choose where to attach bridle and reins.
Attaching the headstall to the top hook holds the bit in the correct position instead of allowing it to slide around the bridle cheeks. Attaching the reins to the hooks allows the rider to lift the cheek and use the Independent Side Movement of the mouthpiece. Using hooks does not add leverage.
Myler Bit Level 1
Stainless Steel 3 3/4" Dee with Hooks with Stainless Steel Comfort Snaffle Wide Barrel (MB 02, Level 1) Copper Inlay.
The MB 02 mouthpiece is the Myler alternative to the traditional three-piece mouthpiece commonly used in snaffle bits.
When the reins are engaged the MB02 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 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