The Myler 5″ HBT Shank with Low Port Comfort Snaffle (MB 04) is a Level 2 Myler bit and is produced from stainless steel. When the rider engages the reins, the mouthpiece will rotate fully onto the tongue of the horse, putting pressure on this area of its mouth. This is done to both teach the horse to give to the bit and to break at the poll. The 1/4″ port that the mouthpiece on this bit features is designed to introduce the concept of tongue relief to the horse. Additionally, the mouthpiece is produced from polished sweet iron, which oxidizes when it comes into contact with moisture in the horse’s mouth, releasing a sweet taste. It also possesses a copper inlay placed on the interior section of the bars to encourage salivation. The 7/16″ bars themselves feature a pronounced curve which makes swallowing more comfortable and this Myler bit is available in the following sizes: 4.75″, 5″ and 5.5″.
This bit has been crafted according to the renowned Myler philosophy, incorporating a number of innovative features (such as their patented Independent Swivel Cheek Purchase) as well as ergonomic design elements to facilitate communication between horse and rider and minimize distractions that can hinder performance.