The Myler 5″ HBT Shank with Low Medium-Wide Ported Barrel Mouthpiece (MB 33) is a Level 3 Myler bit and is produced from stainless steel. Due to the nature of the mouthpiece on this Myler bit (1 1/2″, wide port and the fact that it doesn’t rotate onto the tongue), it applies very little to no pressure to the tongue, instead predominately working off the lips, bars chin and poll. This lack of tongue pressure means that it is most suited to riders with great experience and horses that are trustworthy and respond well to commands. Further, 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.
This Myler bit is available in three different sizes: 4.75″, 5″ and 5.5″ and 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.