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    04-28-2008, 10:26 PM
  #1
Foal
Myler bit question

Help. Not a bit expert. My husband was thinking of trying a Myler bit bc our farrier told us he switched and he has seen a difference. Tongue relief and all. We only trail ride, and hubby's horse is a 13 yr old Morab gelding, he has been in plenty of equitation training classes with a previous owner, but not with us since we got him last year. Hubby has had no formal lessons. Horse is currently ridden in a d-ring jointed snaffle and responds fairly well. He tends to be excited when we first start out and his head goes up. Any recommendations? I was thinking maybe a level two snaffle? Maybe the comfort snaffle?
     
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    04-28-2008, 11:50 PM
  #2
Started
If he's just fresh when you start out on a ride, I don't know that a new bit will help. It might just be the arab in him saying "Hey! Lookit that! Lookit that! I like being outside!"

They are really nice bits: I endorse them and I know a lot of other people on this board endorse them too. But there are also a lot of unknown factors since I don't know the horse and I don't know your husband :) They are pricey enough that you might want to ask around and see if you can borrow one to try before you buy.
     
    04-29-2008, 10:27 AM
  #3
Showing
Call Myler and let them recommend a bit for you. Because they are pricey I'd hate to see you spend the money and not have it work for you.
     
    04-29-2008, 12:44 PM
  #4
Showing
I was thinking about one. But after talking to people on my local forum I got SO different opinions that I decided to wait. :) You can try french link snaffle: some horses get more relaxed in it (and less money too).
     
    04-29-2008, 09:26 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks, everyone. I know he'll be a dipstick when we first start out, that's the way he is, and my husband gets annoyed and also embarrassed if we are with a group, so then he probably makes it worse. I was just wondering if the tongue relief would be more humane. Also, some guy at the Expo was telling us to never use two hands to stop a horse with a snaffle bc you can cut his tongue off. Whhhaaaattt? I have never heard that. Maybe we will try to borrow one before we buy, and I should also try riding him in a ring and see how he does with the current snaffle.
     
    04-29-2008, 10:02 PM
  #6
Trained
I do believe that myler has a trial period. Where you can get a bit and try it out for a couple days (i think it's something like $3 a day) and if you like it, the amount of days you had it gets subtracted off the total
     
    04-29-2008, 10:08 PM
  #7
Started
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Originally Posted by appylover31803
I do believe that myler has a trial period. Where you can get a bit and try it out for a couple days (i think it's something like $3 a day) and if you like it, the amount of days you had it gets subtracted off the total
Oooh, that's cool, I didn't know that! If that's the case, I would trial one, I think it would be worth $3 to "rent" one for a day.

Also, I've never heard of a horse getting his tongue cut off by a bit.
     
    04-29-2008, 10:35 PM
  #8
Trained
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Originally Posted by Sara
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Originally Posted by appylover31803
I do believe that myler has a trial period. Where you can get a bit and try it out for a couple days (i think it's something like $3 a day) and if you like it, the amount of days you had it gets subtracted off the total
Oooh, that's cool, I didn't know that! If that's the case, I would trial one, I think it would be worth $3 to "rent" one for a day.

Also, I've never heard of a horse getting his tongue cut off by a bit.
When I was looking into getting a myler bit for Vega, I saw that. I decided not to go with the trial. But I thought that was a great idea.
     
    04-30-2008, 07:29 AM
  #9
Showing
Actually that's right. I've seen at one of the sites selling Myler you can RENT it for I believe 1 week for just $5. If you like it you keep it and they subtract those already paid $5 from total price.
     
    04-30-2008, 08:10 AM
  #10
Showing
Has your husband thought about taking some lessons? I was so proud of mine when he decided to go. If your like us he won't listen to me See if he can find someone he is comfortable with that teaches in your chosen discipline. It worked wonders for my man
Mine went for only a month or so, just the basics but its well worth any amount of time.
Since your husband is less experienced he may be a little heavy handed. You might look into a bit like this http://www.doversaddlery.com/jp-kors...10066/cn/1583/
Its less likely to hurt the mouth when used by less experienced riders.
     

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