Myler Bits Eggbutt with Hooks MB43LP
The Myler Bits Eggbutt with Hooks MB43LP has a narrow port. When the reins are applied it puts mild pressure on the outside of the tongue. Hooks, or slots, allow you to choose where to attach the reins and cheek pieces of the bridle. With ported bits, a curb chain is recommended.
The Eggbutt snaffle is a rounded ring with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece and slots at the top and bottom of the ring for bridle and rein attachment. There is also a small hole behind the top slot for a curb chain.
This snaffle is used for both English and Western riding. It has a direct rein action when the rein hook is not used. It has indirect rein action when the rein is fixed on the rein hook. There is little to no leverage when the hooks are used.
Size - 5"
Myler Bit Level 2-3
Stainless Steel Eggbutt with Hooks with Stainless Steel Low Ported Barrel Narrow (MB 43LP, Level 2-3)
Copper Inlay Mouth 5".
The 43LP is a curb mouthpiece that does not rotate on to the tongue, but sits solidly across the bars and lips of the mouth. The port offers room for the tongue to pass under the bit easily. Because the port is narrow, when the reins are engaged the horse will feel a slight pressure on the outside edges of the tongue as a gentle reminder rather than a strong reprimand.
The addition of hooks to the cheek offers more versatility. Attaching the headstall to the top hook holds the bit in position instead of allowing it to slide around the bridle cheeks. Attaching the reins to the rein hooks allows the rider to lift the cheek.
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
Be ridden in a Level Two bit and showing resistance