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    12-17-2012, 08:12 PM
Myler Full Cheek Snaffle

I just purchased a Myler full cheek snaffle today, it's being shipped to me tomorrow morning :)
There is a 'hook' on the cheekpiece, and am I supposed to use this instead of a bit keeper, or am I looking at it wrong?
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    12-17-2012, 08:17 PM
The hooks give you a different option for how to attach it to the bridle & reins:

Hooks offer leverage with direct action type bits. This feature rolls the mouthpiece forward and downward into the tongue and bars with rein pressure, encouraging the horse to break at the poll. Most traditional ring bits only apply backward pressure into the tongue and bars which can lead a horse to resist. The bit attaches to the headstall and reins with the rein or headstall going from the outside of the bit, through the slot and fastening as shown. It will appear like a traditional ring bit from the side.

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    12-17-2012, 08:36 PM
There is only one hook, not two. Im familiar with a standard hook system.
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    12-18-2012, 12:35 AM
Do you have a picture?
    12-18-2012, 02:01 AM
Here's a picture :)
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    12-18-2012, 03:01 AM
Interesting, I've never seen one with just one set of slots- probably for the reins? I suppose if you're using keepers with a full cheek it would have a similar stabilizing effect as having the set of hooks the bridle attaches to.
    12-18-2012, 03:18 AM
Originally Posted by verona1016    
Interesting, I've never seen one with just one set of slots- probably for the reins? I suppose if you're using keepers with a full cheek it would have a similar stabilizing effect as having the set of hooks the bridle attaches to.
If it's for the reins though, you'd be leveraging off of the bit keepers, and those little loops aren't meant to take that pressure. That hardly seems safe.
    12-18-2012, 07:54 PM
I doubt you'd be able to put enough leverage on there to break the bit keepers unless they're really flimsy. Even if you did manage to break one, it's not something I'd consider "unsafe"- you'd still be able to make it back on a trail ride, etc. The bit just wouldn't necessarily be sitting properly in the horse's mouth and so might be a little less responsive- there are tons of people who ride without bit keepers on their full cheek bits (not saying that's the right way to do it, just that it isn't an emergency if you don't have them)
    12-19-2012, 12:50 AM
You know, I think I'll just try it both way and see what works best for me and my horse. The mouthpiece on this particular one isn't affected bit if it's "upside-down" or not as it's exactly the same either way :)

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