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[RC] Another Myler bit question - Beth Leggieri

Does anyone have experience with this Myler bit:

Stainless Steel Western Dee with 2 Hooks with Sweet Iron Comfort Snaffle with Copper Roller (MB 03, Level 1) Copper Inlay Mouth 5" This mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. Harmless to horses, it has a sweet taste and promotes salivation.


What are hooks for?
Hooks offer leverage with direct action type bits. This feature rolls the mouthpiece forward and downward into the tongue and bars with rein pressure, encouraging the horse to break at the poll. Most traditional ring bits only apply backward pressure into the tongue and bars which can lead a horse to resist.

How do you properly attach a bit with hooks? Will the bit look different from a traditional bit?
With the hook design, rein and headstall attachment will be easy and subtle. To attach hooks:
  • For reins: Insert rein from outside the cheek, down through the bottom slot in the ring and fasten. The rein will wrap around the outside of the ring with the same look as a traditional ring.
  • For headstall: Insert headstall from outside the cheek, up through the top slot in the ring and fasten. The headstall will wrap around the outside of the ring offering the same look as a traditional ring.
  • For curb chain: Place curb chain hook in the right cheek's circular hole and secure by closing curb chain hook. Place open curb chain hook in left cheek's circular hole and hook on chain.
Beth Leggieri
Denton, TX

"Slow down. The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast
and you miss all you are traveling for."
(Ride the Dark Trail by Louis L'Amour)