- 1 How do I choose a Myler bit?
- 2 Which Myler bit is best for my horse?
- 3 How do I know what size bit my horse needs?
- 4 What is the softest bit you can use on a horse?
- 5 Are Myler Bits any good?
- 6 What is the best bit for a green horse?
- 7 What is a Level 2 horse bit?
- 8 Which way round does a Myler bit go?
- 9 What is a Level 1 bit?
- 10 What happens if a horse’s bit is too big?
- 11 Why does my horse chew on the bit?
- 12 Is a snaffle bit harsh?
How do I choose a Myler bit?
Selecting a Myler Bit
- Insert the dowel in your horse’s mouth where the bit would normally sit.
- Wait until the horse relaxes in his mouth and stops chewing on the dowel.
- Mark the dowel on each side of the face, where the lips end.
- Remove the dowel and measure between the two marks.
Which Myler bit is best for my horse?
Often seen when the horse is in an exciting situation and is a common evasion with horses prone to being on the forehand. The ideal bit for this is the Myler correctional ported barrel bit. The 33 42 combination version is excellent for strong horses that try to run away with you with their head down/out/tucked in.
How do I know what size bit my horse needs?
To find the right sized bit, you should consider both the length of the mouthpiece and the width of the mouthpiece in combination with the conformation of your horse’s mouth. The length of the bit corresponds to the width of your horse’s mouth.
What is the softest bit you can use on a horse?
The softest bits are generally snaffle bits made of rubber. Rubber offers a smooth fit on the bars of the horse’s mouth, while the snaffle’s rings fit softly in the corners of the horse’s mouth without pinching.
Are Myler Bits any good?
Myler bits are good, but not suited to every type as they tend to be around 12mm in the mouthpeice which can be too thin for some horses. Lozenge bits are a good alternative as they are still ergonomic, but offer more choice. These can also be much more cost effective!
What is the best bit for a green horse?
A mouthpiece around 16mm is a great place to start, and 14mm is the thinnest permitted for young horse dressage classes- and most trainers would not use anything thinner than this on a green horse.
What is a Level 2 horse bit?
Level 2 bits are the next step in getting your horse soft and responsive to subtle cues. Level 2 bits have some pressure across the tongue, direct pressure onto the bars or a collapsing action onto the bars, and offers certain amounts of tongue relief.
Which way round does a Myler bit go?
In order to balance the bit correctly, the cheek pieces must be fastened around the outside branch of the upper hook, leaving the metal on the inside branch against the horse’s face and giving the bit a “normal” appearance from the side.
What is a Level 1 bit?
Level 1 bits feature mouthpieces with the least amount of tongue relief to provide maximum control and security, appropriate for young or inexperienced horses.
What happens if a horse’s bit is too big?
If your horse’s bit is too big, you will find that the bit will move back and forth in your horse’s mouth which may hit your horse’s teeth. However, a bit that Is too small can cause pinching, rubbing and your horse may be unable to close their mouth properly.
Why does my horse chew on the bit?
A: It sounds as if your horse is trying to tell you something. Constant bit chewing is often a sign of nervousness, particularly in younger horses, or discomfort. If your horse is young, his bit chewing may result from immaturity or unfamiliarity with the bit.
Is a snaffle bit harsh?
While direct pressure without leverage is milder than pressure with leverage, nonetheless, certain types of snaffle bits can be extremely harsh when manufactured with wire, twisted metal or other “sharp” elements. A thin or rough-surfaced snaffle, used harshly, can damage a horse’s mouth.