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Re: [RC] curb bits - C. Eyler

Depending on the model you buy, Myler bits also have independent cheek action, can have a barrel at the center of the mouth, and can be used with or without a curb chain.
 
Cindy
 
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I've been using a Billy Allen curb bit with my mare for several years now. It is the only curb that I know of that allows independent cheek action AND also provides traditional curb control. The bit is jointed but has a locking barrel in the middle that stabilizes the bit and prevents any nutcracker effect. If you use one rein, the cheek piece on the corresponding side will move independent of the other cheek piece. If you use equal pressure on both reins, the barrel will lock in the middle of the bit and will produce a normal curb action. I love this bit and have shown successfully in it and have ridden 4 50s with it, with a relaxed, attentive horse. I highly recommend this bit for anyone who wants the benefits of a snaffle and the control of a curb. Its the best of both worlds! I got mine from the Frontier Western Shop in Alberta, for about 45 bucks.