By Myler Bits
Product Code: 30335/37
This is available with a 30-day trial
This is not dressage legal
30335/37 Myler 33 Ported Barrel Eggbutt with hooks
The MB 33 is the mildest Myler mouthpiece in terms of tongue pressure. The generously wide port allows room for the tongue to pass almost completely under the bit. Because this mouthpiece does not rotate on to the tongue and the port is wide, it applies little to no tongue pressure, working primarily off the lips and bars. The port on this mouthpiece is only 1 ½" high, so it will apply little to no palate pressure. Because the MB 33 offers such a high degree of tongue relief, the horse that goes well in this mouthpiece has a trustworthy and consistent disposition, and is trained to work off the leg and seat as well as the hands.
•Independent Side Movement
•Stainless Steel Mouthpiece
•NOT Dressage Legal
The addition of the hooks to the cheek make this a more versatile version of the eggbutt without hooks. Attaching the headstall to the top hook holds the bit in the correct position instead of allowing it to slide around the bridle cheeks. Attaching the reins to the rein hooks allows the rider to lift the cheek and use the Independent Side Movement™ of the mouthpiece (if available). Using the hooks does not add leverage but allows the rider to transition from a direct rein action to indirect action without changing the bit. Adding a curb strap (using a Myler curb strap kit) incorporates curb pressure. Curb pressure is recommended for ported mouthpieces.
The small loop behind the top slot accommodates a curb strap (attach with two curb hooks). Both the top bridle slot and bottom rein slot will fit standard ⅝" bridle leather.
Size: 3 ½" rounded ring
Action: Direct rein action when rein hook is not used. Indirect rein action when rein is fixed on rein hook.
Discipline: English or Western
Degree of Leverage: Little to no leverage when the hooks are used.
Average customer rating:
I love this bit and so does my horse!
My horse used to hold his head quite high and after many hours of schooling he would still "poke" his head up on every transition (he is ex polo).
After trying a couple of bits I read about the Myler and had a gut feeling this would be the "key" and it is!
My horse is now much more relaxed as he can move his tongue, his head carriage is now where I wanted it and he is so light and responsive. I cannot praise this bit high enough, it's wonderful! Thank you Bit Bank and thank you Myler!