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post #21 of 25 Old 05-10-2009, 04:45 PM
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What about that new contraption that Myler makes? I saw it at the equine affair in Springfield Mass last year. It's about $150. It's a combination thing and uses a myler bit. Maybe it's the same one that Spirithorse is talking about. I think it has 4 pressure points other than the bit. When you take hold of the reins, the pressure points do their job before the bit ever comes into play. It gives the horse a chance to respond before bit pressure is applied.

For a TB, I definitely would not go with a fatter bit. Most TBs have fat tongues and not too much room for a big bit. My TB doesn't salivate much either, but he does seem comfy with a D ring french link. He's not a head tosser, so I can't comment on that.
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post #22 of 25 Old 05-10-2009, 06:05 PM
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My combo bit is the one Myler made with Parelli.
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post #23 of 25 Old 05-10-2009, 10:38 PM
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My husband just bought a Parelli Myler shanked bit and loves it. Not suggesting a shanked bit, but they are very nice If you contact the Myler people they would be more than willing to point you in the right direction.

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post #24 of 25 Old 05-10-2009, 11:24 PM
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The only reason I suggest Metalab if you're going to try the bit I posted is because it's about a third of the price - if you're just going to try a bit, $90 is a bit pricey if you're not sure it will work.
If you're up for paying for a Myler, absolutely go for it!

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post #25 of 25 Old 05-11-2009, 07:54 PM
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JDI is right. many times you can find a bit similar to one of the expensive ones and they work just as well. I'm a bargainer so I get mine cheaper usually. Never pay full retail is my motto

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