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post #11 of 21 Old 01-02-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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yeah Im thinking I will likely try a rental service to see how he responds to it. I just know we have tried broken and ported bits and he doesn't seem to like either of them very much and we have tried different lengths of shank but we have not tried a 3 piece mouth piece before which is why we would like to try the myler bits as the appear they would be ideal for what we think his issue is but after seeing pricing on those bits I really wanted some good reports before shelling that out but I hadn't thought about a rental before.

Ill start there and see what comes of it.

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post #12 of 21 Old 01-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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Mylers are all we use. I have been very happy with them. Our two curb bits are short shanked and my mares respond well. We trail ride.

You can rent bits? Who knew... Sure would save a ton 'o bucks.

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post #13 of 21 Old 01-02-2013, 04:43 PM
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Ooops...I ride one mare in a snaffle. She's a greenie.

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-03-2013, 02:30 PM
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I have the myler training bit. Three rings. My horse didnt enjoy any bit in her mouth and would fight them like crazy. She LOVED this bit though! Plus it helped to teach her to be softer in my hand. Now I can ride her in a regular snaffle without any issues. I still use the training to keep her softer and make sure she doesnt start bracing on me. I love love love that bit! I started another horse in it and she loved it too. She had a very sensitive mouth and I mainly rode her in a rope halter but wanted her to go in a bit as well so I put her in that one and put the reins on the bottom ring so that it was more nose and poll pressure so it was kind of in between using a bit and the halter. Nice transition for her.

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post #15 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 09:35 AM
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The main advantage that I imagine a Myler would have above any other bit would be that the links don't have a full rance of movement. In other linked bits, you can bend them all the way around, but with Myler, it only goes so far. I chose to try a cheaper 3-link bit for my sensitive horse figuring it only put me out $30 if it doesn't work and would save me $50. If it doesn't then I'm going to borrow a Myler and see if my horse likes it - The other bit is still high-quality, though, and I can use it for my other horse, so I figure it's a win-win either way. But I'd like to know I've tried the likely options that are less expensive and then test the Myler before I shell out $80 for a bit.
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post #16 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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yeah the price on mylers is the only thing that has kept me from already trying it. Im just trying to see what about its design other than being a 3 link bit that might contribute to it being more sensitive mouth friendly and was kind of looking for people who have had good success using them.

Im ready to head to the tack store today and look at a 3 link bit there that's not a Myler and may go ahead and get it. They don't carry myler bits but the good thing is that they have a full money back gaurentee so if the 3 link doesn't really work for Rags I can always return it. It shouldn't take me long to see if he will accept it and it not drive him crazy.

Every other bit we have tried we knew pretty quickly when he didn't like them.

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post #17 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 09:53 AM
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My problem is that my horse has such a low palet that the bit is hitting the roof of his mouth, no matter what I use. His mouth is so small he just can't accommodate a bit. However, someone else recommended this, so this is what I'm waiting to come in the mail tomorrow.

Hunter D with Copper Oval Link in Slow Twist / Double Jointed at Schneider Saddlery

Like I said, I think what sets the Myler apart is that it can't bend very far. It's kind of like the best of both worlds between a curb, which doesn't bend and so can't stick up or pinch down, and a broken bit that still has a considerable amount of give.
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post #18 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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I could see where the bit you linked above could be a good option for a horse with a small mouth. It still won't have the pinching effect of most snaffles have and you can avoid a ported bit that is going to hit the roof of the mouth.

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post #19 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 10:17 AM
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Someone else recommended it because it instantly solved the same problems I'm experiencing - gaping, pulling lips back, sticking his nose out and head tossing, etc.

I really like that the peanut in the middle is round rather than flat and that it's copper. Anything that will help him like the bit.

Even more expensive than Myler is Sprenger, which solved the same small-mouth problem for a friend of mine. It's like the one I posted, but they rotate the peanut slightly to match the shape of the horse's mouth. However, while Myler is $80, Sprenger runs you $125!
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post #20 of 21 Old 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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I bought my myler combo bit (the comfort snaffle one, not ported) for $120. I would never have DREAMED of spending that much but I had tried so many (including other three ring bits) and nothing worked. At all. The regular 3 ring bits actually made her more hollow and even a simple french link snaffle made her toss her head. The moment I did the combo bit she was fine and I havent had any issues since. Some people think its a harsh bit but it really isnt at all! Its very gentle pressure and its disspersed over the poll, nose, and mouth so its much more gentle than most. The horse that I rode in a halter would fight every bit that was in her mouth, even if you werent holding the reins, but she responded to this bit very nicely. Id say to go for it. Great thing is that they have an awesome resale value so I would say its worth it. If you get a regular three ring and it doesnt work I wouldnt knock the myler (or any combo bit) out because its a completely different action even though they look the same.

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