Myler Combination Bit
I felt like I NEEDED to do this review since I've never had such a great response to a bit before.
I'll fill you in on background on my horse. He pulls, leans on the bit, resists down transitions, rushes jumps and sometimes gets "hot" purely because of working in a bit. With some bits, he takes advantage of the softness. So, I decided to buy this bit and give it a little try.
In the first 10 minutes of using it, I was riding a completely different horse. I didn't have to use strong down transition aids since he was soft as butter. I could just close my hands on the reins, and he would give to the pressure and slow down. He was so calm and accepted the bit so well. He was giving to the smallest amounts of pressure, and would give any part of his body to my cues. What surprised me the most is his walk. I have struggled to get him to stretch his neck down and relax for a free walk. As soon as I loosened my reins he stretched his neck down to his knees and was so relaxed. I have never gotten my half-arab to do this!
I think the best part of this bit is how he now respects his dressage snaffle which has 2 breaks in it and is thick. The day after the ride in the Myler Combination Bit, I rode him in his regular bit. He was ASTOUNDING. He gave so easily, and was very willing to slow down and stop for me. It usually would take 15ft to stop from a trot, and now it takes 5ft. He acts totally different now!
I highly recommended the Myler Combination Bit to anyone that has a horse that needs a refresher course on how to give to pressure and the bit. Even though this bit is a tad pricey at around $150, it is definitely worth it. It transformed my horse in a matter of one practice.