This Level 2-3 Myler bit (MB 06) is for horses or ponies ready for more tongue relief - either in basic training with a good disposition or advanced training showing resistance or with a challenging disposition.
This bit has a slight (1/4") port with a mullen barrel that offers more tongue relief than level 1 or 2 bits. The bit doesn't rotate on to the tongue.
Myler has designed an entire BITTING SYSTEM to effectively communicate with any horse at any level of training. Some of the features include:
As described this bit does provide tongue relief for those ponies and horses that don't react well to tongue pressure or bits that hinge in the middle (single or double joint snaffle bits). My pony reacts to that type of bit pressure by leaning into the bit hard, and rushing through the bit/ no half halt. With this bit the improvement was immediate, he relaxes into contact now, his gaits are more relaxed and swingy, he is not showing tension due to being uncomfortable with the bit. I would measure the mouth the same for this shape of bit as with others- I did not size up because the cheeks are D ring and he seems fine with that. I have a small horse that I also use this bit for, and she has fleshy lips but a narrow jaw, and prefers a bit that is one size larger than what I measured. Too narrow, and her cheeks get rub marks. Amy
May 5th 2020