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post #11 of 15 Old 08-30-2013, 12:15 AM
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I would love to try the Myler combo on my 3 yr old gelding. He does "okay" in a bit and pretty decent in a mechanical hackamore (not my first choice but he neck reins in it) and I'm thinking that the combo bit would be the best of both worlds! It's just too bad I'm not made of money.

I guess what I'm posting about is the mouthpiece. It seems pretty unanamous that the 04 is a good mouthpiece. Has anyone used a #36 titled port on a young horse before? His momma rides great in that and I have been thinking of trying him with it. My favorite Myler is the #33 but I don't think that is meant for colts. I still might try him in it just because I have one, but I think you are supposed to work up to total tongue relief. I guess I am just curious about other Myler fan's opinions of the 04 mouthpiece compared to the ones I have tried.....the 36 and the 33. Oh, and I have also tried the 03 and neither of my older horses liked it. I guess they really like a port. I need to try that on the youngster as well.

Anyway, I am a BIG Myler fan. Since I have discovered them they are my favorite bits, hands down! I would really love to try one of those combos, especially for my 3 yr old, since he is sort of okay in a bit and sort of okay in a hackamore. I would think the combination would be perfect for him.
Both the 33 and 36 are advanced mouthpieces and have no purpose on a combination bit or on a green horse.
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post #12 of 15 Old 08-30-2013, 12:35 AM
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Just wondering (: I rented out two loose ring Mylers not too long ago to try out the mouthpieces, I tried the 01 and the 02 as I am retraining my gelding and he needs very clear signals. I would love to get the 03 mouthpiece on a 3 ring combo but they don't make them! I definitely saw a huge difference in his attitude when we got working in the 02.
I do not understand why they make their bits with loose rings. It defeats the purpose of the bits entirely. The bit will not sit in the mouth in a neutral position if it's allowed to slide around on the bridle. The bit needs to stay suspended or the mouthpiece will roll back and sit on the tongue. If you liked what he could do in a loose ring 02, put him in a 02 with bridle hooks (the little slots on the top of the ring. The rein slots aren't as important (it speeds the signal up)

If I haven't loaned it out and lost track of it, I might have an 01 combo bit I would be willing to part with. I'm heading out of town so I won't be able to look for it until next week.
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Both the 33 and 36 are advanced mouthpieces and have no purpose on a combination bit or on a green horse.
Okay, thanks! Both of my older horses go well in them, especially the #33.
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I do not understand why they make their bits with loose rings. It defeats the purpose of the bits entirely. The bit will not sit in the mouth in a neutral position if it's allowed to slide around on the bridle. The bit needs to stay suspended or the mouthpiece will roll back and sit on the tongue. If you liked what he could do in a loose ring 02, put him in a 02 with bridle hooks (the little slots on the top of the ring. The rein slots aren't as important (it speeds the signal up)

If I haven't loaned it out and lost track of it, I might have an 01 combo bit I would be willing to part with. I'm heading out of town so I won't be able to look for it until next week.
Yea, I am not crazy about loose ring bits in the first place, but I really wanted to try out those two mouthpieces as an option. Unfortunately, my local tack store only had those on loose rings.

If you could take a look for your 01, it would be awesome! I do know that I can custom order one with a friend's discount and pay cost + 10%.

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My horse actually does really well in the 02 with loose rings. We chose the bit for the comfort though not so much training wise. Grew to hate his single joints & couldn't even deal with the french links. If I still had him it would have been interesting to try him in one of the other combination bits to see how he'd go. He could get a bit strong in the bridle & really run through your hands if he wanted to. I got his for $25 on ebay

I bought a bit similar to the Myler design that was probably a lvl 2 or 3 with a medium/high port & D-Ring with hooks. Cally did not have any respect for it & would still run through my hands. She did awesome in her kimberwick this past weekend at the show >.> I like them though. Definitely my first choice to try with my horses. I know the curb I lent one of my students (not myler but similar style) has made a considerable difference with her barrel horse.
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