Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Rather then get into the reasons for or against the use of a twisted wire mouth piece, I'll comment on the Myler bit. Their comfort bit is really a variation on the Billy Allen mouth. The bit has a minimal amount of back and forth that is limited by the barrel in the center. Due to the barrel in the center, you can pick up on one rein without affecting the whole bit as with a one or two piece mouth. I find it, arguably, to be the mildest of bits.
Myler makes a nicely engineered, well built bit. There are others that are just as nice and a little less pricey. I prefer a bit with sweetiron mouth (referring to the material, not any particular brand).
As for snaffle vs curb - my horse is very push button and works off subtle cues, weight, leg, etc. even on the trail. I use a shanked bit with a Billy Allen mouth for the finesse but he goes fine in a D ring snaffle. I notice the difference but others may not. It depends on your skill and your horse's level of training.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.