By Myler Bits
Product Code: 41328
This is available with a 30-day trial
This is dressage legal
41328 Myler 32 Hanging Cheek Mullen Barrel
•Independent Side Movement
•Stainless Steel Mouthpiece
•Curved mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars
•USEF 2012 and FEI 2016 Dressage legal. Consult rulebook for more information.
Notes: Popular with riders who are more comfortable with a traditional design, but we recommend that you try the MB 32-3 to get the full benefit of Myler features. For a ported mullen style offering more tongue relief, see the MB 06 or MB 36.
Also known as a “hanging cheek” because the bridle attaches at the purchase, the Baucher is typically used for dressage. The fixed cheek keeps the bit suspended in the horse’s mouth and prevents it from sliding around in the bridle, giving the rider more control over the mouthpiece than a traditional loose ring. However, the reins remain free to slide. When engaged, the reins will pull back on the cheekpiece and mouthpiece, as well as rotate the purchase forward slightly, creating some poll pressure. Even though it has a fixed cheek, the Baucher is still considered a direct rein action cheekpiece because there is no leverage or curb action.
Average customer rating:
Excellent service, thoroughly recommended!
I found the bit bank website via search engine and found it easy to use with lots of excellent information. I was looking for a bit that is dressage legal that would have the same feel as the bit I was riding my horse in at the time - a Parelli Cradle bit (based on a Myler combination). I then e-mailed Jodie to ask her advice. Initially she thought that the Myler 02 hanging cheek comfort snaffle would be the most similar to my current bit so I took one on trial - it arrived a day later!
However I found that this bit had too much 'wrap' movement, resulting in my horse treating it like a snaffle - something to lean on! I consulted Jodie again and she recommended that I try the Myler 32 hanging cheek mullen mouth instead. Success!! My horse is going beautifully in it - it seems to give him the stability he needs, yet not allowing him to lean on me - he feels so light and 'up' in front. After 3 weeks (and a few hissy fits at having to carry himself), he is going better in this than the Parelli Cradle! And I can enter dressage competitions with him.
Many thanks to Jodie for her excellent service, comprising sound advice, an easy to use, informative website, very speedy delivery and a great idea - allowing customers to try different bits out at very reasonable prices.