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post #11 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 12:31 AM
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My horse and I love our Level 1 Myler snaffle! He also loves his JP by Korsteel oval mouth copper loose ring snaffle. I love the fact that Myler offers mouthpieces for horses who like more tongue contact, but also offer mouthpieces for horses who need ultimate tongue relief. It's wonderful!
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post #12 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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I like the idea of them. I don't have one because my horses don't get ridden in the snaffle for very long until I transition them to a solid mouth bit. I only go back to the snaffle for schooling in the event of a problem or just to give them a day off (but more often on vacation days, I use a rope halter).

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post #13 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 03:16 AM
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^^^ Myler is a whole line of bits, not a specific one. They have solid mouthpeices ;)

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post #14 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 05:40 PM
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I had one an returned it, they look pretty painful when in the mouth and when you slide it through your hand it doesn't feel very good, I would recomend kk ultra-the best bit ever!
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post #15 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 07:12 PM
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I've had great results with Myler bits. You have to get the right one for your horse tho. I used one on my QH mare, but my Paint didn't like it at all. He loves the Myler bit I bought just for him. I tried a Sprenger on him and elevator Happy mouth. He likes the Myler the best. It's such trial and error with bits. Hate to say how much I've spent on bits, but will sell some on Ebay. Em
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post #16 of 24 Old 10-04-2009, 09:00 PM
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my advice is to look on ebay for a used one instead of buying a new one. That way you save money and if you done like it you arent out 75 to 100. I got mine on there for 45. Its one that is regularly 85. You just have to be pacient and watch for the deals. Also know exactly what you want in the bit. They give you options through myler bits that you can have different shanks with differnt bits. Know what the numbers are to what you are wanting when looking on ebay if you go that route. Just a thought on how to save money.
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post #17 of 24 Old 10-05-2009, 11:26 AM
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Ever since I owned my first pony, All I ever use are Myler Bits.
Each part of the bit has its own "job" and it doesn't interfere with the other parts, and I love that.
My TB Bayberry usually chomps and grinds on any bit and doesn't respond to it, now, I have just a Level 1 D-Ring Comfort Bit and all he does is spit and drool, he loves it, and makes him happy.

this is the bit I'm using right now:

They are pricey, but once you have one I promise you'll never go back to another bit again!

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post #18 of 24 Old 10-05-2009, 03:32 PM
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I now use the level 1 myler snaffle o-ring bit with the comfort barrel...I like it because all three of my horses are pretty green, and the barrel in the middle really helps me direct them but without any pinching...I also got the sweet iron for them so yes they do drool, which is good. Its not a harsh bit, in fact Id be surprised if it would be able to do any damage to their mouths, which is what they need because I dont want them to have a bad experience with a bit. Unfortunetly the trainer I sent Cochise to actually started him in a twisted wire snaffle, which wouldnt be bad if he didnt have a time with him bending right, which eventually cut into the side of his mouth. The trainer said it wasnt bad, he put stuff on it but would help him remember to bend...but for cochise it did the opposite...I had a hell of a time putting my myler in his mouth because all he could remember was that bite of the other one I think. I also used a hackamore when I got him home until his mouth healed ( I know some would say babying the horse..but I wouldnt find riding enjoyable if my mouth hurt). It has taken a couple months plus lots of bending and flexing with the myler to make him realize there is no bite to the bit (he also wanted to buck when I would bend to that side, I had to be really patient). I know that myler has a large line of bits, but I also realize that if you dont know how to use them its best to stick to the basics. I first tried the myler ( I bought a few of the cheap ones and didnt like them) when my other two got back from their trainer (different one that Cochises), he used a myler o-ring snaffle and said it may be more expensive but he would by 2-3 cheaper bits to the one snaffle due to using it daily. I also like the way they ensure there is a curve to the bit to fit the horses mouth better.
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post #19 of 24 Old 10-05-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if any of you will know this, but how can you tell the differences in their shanks? I'm at the website and looking at the D-ring (#6,7,8) but can't see much of a difference, do you know?
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post #20 of 24 Old 10-05-2009, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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the smiley was supposed to my an eight I don't know why that happened...
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