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  • Myler #33 mouthpice opinions
  • Ported w-Roller Walking Horse Bit

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    08-06-2012, 04:35 PM
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Foal
Opinions on this bit?

Hello, I would like your opinions on this bit for my horse. He is trained, and I have soft hands, only looking to loosen my rein a bit (no pun intented, lol) and calm him with the roller and he plays with the walking horse bit he is in. Its a low port, if any port, 5in shank one. This is the new bit that I got him and havent' tried it yet, but soon. I would just like your alls opinion on this.

SS Curb Bit with Copper Roller - Horse.com

SS Curb Bit with Copper Roller
     
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    08-06-2012, 06:04 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I don't care for it personally because it offers no tongue relief. I like something with a port.

(I know this appears to have a port, but it really doesn't because the roller fills the port and renders it useless).

But really it depends on how the horse likes it, not folks on the internet. What do I know.

PS. I would strive for a loose rein at a walk no matter which bit you ride in.
     
    08-06-2012, 06:11 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Depends what kind of bit you use for him. Does he go best in a broken mouth pieces, solid or with a port for more tongue pressure?
I do agree that you should be able to ride on a loose rein with any bit or none.
That also looks as though it would be a heavy bit but your horse might like the roller. You can find copper rollers in all different kinds of bits, though so it all depends on what you should be using on him.
     
    08-06-2012, 06:12 PM
  #4
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PSS. I know they are pricy but I really like the Mylers bits. My Missouri Fox Trotter loves the #33 mouthpiece, like this:

Myler Bit Stainless Steel 7" Flat Shank

They also come in a shorter shank.
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    08-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
........ or with a port for more tongue pressure?
A port actually gives less tongue pressure. More bar pressure and less tongue pressure with a port.

A bit like the Myler #33 I posted a link to actually looks severe, but I have been told by Myler bit representatives that a bit with maximum tongue relief is actually the goal (in their eyes anyway) and I must admit my horse does awesome in a large port like the one I posted a link to.

That doesn't mean all horses will like it of course. But I see the OP has a TWH, so that's why I mentioned it. Gaited horses seem to like that bit quite a bit.
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    08-06-2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
I don't care for it personally because it offers no tongue relief. I like something with a port.

(I know this appears to have a port, but it really doesn't because the roller fills the port and renders it useless).

But really it depends on how the horse likes it, not folks on the internet. What do I know.

PS. I would strive for a loose rein at a walk no matter which bit you ride in.
I have ridden these bits and some horses gets along well and some don't but I would have to agree it's not the one I'd choose. I like this little futurity bit SS Hinged Ported Roller Futurity Bit 5in - Horse.com(although I like a sweet iron mouth piece ). It has the copper roller, and a true ported mouth piece. It is also hinged at the jaws which lets you use a direct rein more clearly when needed, and I like the copper roller because it gives a nice pre-signal when slack is being taken up. I don't know for sure about this one, but the one I use also has a joint under the roller that also helps direct rein signals when needed I use one like it and have had excellent results. Again, this one is stainless steel mouth piece and the ones I use are sweet iron.
     
    08-06-2012, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by trampis67    
I have ridden these bits and some horses gets along well and some don't but I would have to agree it's not the one I'd choose. I like this little futurity bit SS Hinged Ported Roller Futurity Bit 5in - Horse.com(although I like a sweet iron mouth piece ). It has the copper roller, and a true ported mouth piece. It is also hinged at the jaws which lets you use a direct rein more clearly when needed, and I like the copper roller because it gives a nice pre-signal when slack is being taken up. I don't know for sure about this one, but the one I use also has a joint under the roller that also helps direct rein signals when needed I use one like it and have had excellent results. Again, this one is stainless steel mouth piece and the ones I use are sweet iron.
Yes, that looks very nice! Very similar to the Myler but about 1/5 the price.
     
    08-06-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
Yes, that looks very nice! Very similar to the Myler but about 1/5 the price.
I like 'em a lot. They are an excellent transition bit for a young horse. They only have a 5 or 51/2" shank, so not anymore pressure than an argentine snaffle, plus with the port it's that much better. The ones I have with sweet iron if I remember right was 27.00 I think.
     

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