Myler Stainless Steel 7" Flat Shank, MB 02 Comfort Snaffle with Wide Barrel, Level 1 The MB 02 is the Myler alternative to the traditional French link or lozenge mouthpiece commonly used in snaffle bits. The MB 02 rotates onto the tongue, applying tongue pressure, but because the mouthpiece is curved, it wraps around the bars and lips instead of pinching. The barrel in the center applies approximately the same pressure on the tongue as a traditional three-piece mouthpiece, however, the barrel distributes the pressure more kindly and creates Independent Side Movement™. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.
- Independent Side Movement
- Sweet Iron mouthpiece
- Curved mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars
- Copper Inlay
Notes: Similar to the MB 01, but the center barrel of the MB 02 is wider, which distributes pressure on the tongue over a larger surface. For more tongue relief, step up to the MB 04. For a horse with little or no training, consider the Combination Bit with MB 02 mouthpiece or the Combination Bit with MB 04 for more tongue relief. The 7" Flat Shank is stainless steel and curved slightly back towards the horse, with a flat-top purchase and a rein ring. The mouthpiece has a fixed attachment. The Flat Shank has the patented Independent Swivel Cheek, where the purchase, mouthpiece and shank all move independently of each other. The purchase is slightly angled away from the cheek to avoid rubbing. It has an indirect (curb) rein action designed to be used with a curb strap that attaches to the purchase. The flat shank uses the combination of the fixed cheek and fixed rein to apply pressure to the mouth, chin, and poll.
Degree of Leverage: Moderate