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post #1 of 7 Old 06-02-2010, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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The myler bit?

Does anyone use the Myler bit? I have a regular D-ring snaffle, sometimes he will fight it. Especially when backing, I think it pinches him. When I put in my trainers Myler bit you can notice a 100% difference. I went to the local tack shop and she ordered one for me. I'm very excited to get it in. I never really experimented with bits before, so I'm semi-hesitant/nervous. I've always used a D-ring, broken in the middle? Snaffle. I'm reading the book written by the Myler brothers and I think it's great!

When backing in my bit he trows his head and chomps, you can clearly see he doesn't feel comfortable. With the Myler bit he backs and actually drops his head. I don't believe in a "magic bit", but so far the Myler bit has worked the best. He's very responsive with both the bits, I don't want anything harsh, but anything too soft. Ahhhh, there is so much that go into bits.

Or does anyone know a knock-off brand? I suppose $90 isn't too bad for a bit, especially one I really see a difference in. I like the "level 2" Myler Low Port Dee Bit with Hooks MB 04 - Dover Saddlery.


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The mouth piece is based on the "Billy Allen" design. If you look for Billy Allen bits you should find one but most are leverage bits so it will take you a little searching.

I've been using that exact mouth piece but with calvary shanks for a dozen years and all my horses go well in it.

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I have a loose ring level one comfort snaffle on Latte. She has a small mouth so the lack of bulk seems to be working for her. She does lock her jaw sometimes, but she is still learning about the bit and I think it is just greeny stuff. She seems quite happy in it.

A Myler was the bit of choice for my old horse who was an eventet - he was very tense in the jaw and pulled like a steam train. The myler helped him to relax his jaw and was thin enough that it wasn't easy for him to lean.

I like the design of the bits and they have worked for me so far.
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I love the Myler bits! I have these ones for my horses:

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/barre...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/comfort_snaffle/1.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/regul...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/corre...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/solid...nt_and_Top.jpg


I use some more often then others, but I always have them around just in case. I love all my Myler bits.....Everytime I use one I feel the huge differance in response and I know the horse appreciates it too.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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The mouth piece is based on the "Billy Allen" design. If you look for Billy Allen bits you should find one but most are leverage bits so it will take you a little searching.

I've been using that exact mouth piece but with calvary shanks for a dozen years and all my horses go well in it.
Thanks, I'm learning more and more about bits. Gunther is learning to neck rein so I will have to keep my eye out for a leverage bit.


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I have a loose ring level one comfort snaffle on Latte. She has a small mouth so the lack of bulk seems to be working for her. She does lock her jaw sometimes, but she is still learning about the bit and I think it is just greeny stuff. She seems quite happy in it.

A Myler was the bit of choice for my old horse who was an eventet - he was very tense in the jaw and pulled like a steam train. The myler helped him to relax his jaw and was thin enough that it wasn't easy for him to lean.

I like the design of the bits and they have worked for me so far.
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I'm glad to hear that, Gunther is very accepting of the bit I'm just happy I found one, by accident, that makes a huge difference.


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I love the Myler bits! I have these ones for my horses:

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/barre...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/comfort_snaffle/1.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/regul...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/corre...nt_and_Top.jpg

http://mylerbitsusa.com/images/solid...nt_and_Top.jpg


I use some more often then others, but I always have them around just in case. I love all my Myler bits.....Everytime I use one I feel the huge differance in response and I know the horse appreciates it too.
I really like the second and third one. You're lucky to have more than one!


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