I have been looking for a new bit for about two months now. Seeing as my horse is six now and is in a "training" bit its time for a change. I found this first bit when I first started look and fell inlove with it. Its a Myler, and I have heard good things. I did the research on it and found that it was the perfect bit for what I want to be doing(western pleasure). But yesterday I was looking again and found the exact same bit but with a shank(the first is a western dee). So what do you guys think, to shank or not to shank? And do you think this bit could be used for speed? This bit would be the bit I use for western pleasure, but is there any other uses for it?
Western Dee: Western Bits - Myler Western Dee Low Port Comfort Snaffle (MB 04)
Shank: Toklat - Horse Tack - Saddle Pads - Horse Riding Apparel - Myler Bits - Bits - Short Shank