Some Uses and Benefits:
- Traditional eggbutt allows a rider to put the rein on the butt for a traditional feel before transitioning to the fixed rein. Nice transition and familiarity for rider new to Myler.
- Hooks (or a fix rein position) gives some leverage (vs. no hooks) so you can lift shoulders and do lateral work easier.
- Rider can be softer with hands compared to regular eggbutt (no hooks). More comfortable for the horse when rider is soft.
- The mouthpiece will help with head-set or bringing the horse on the vertical. Why not have a bit that helps you help a horse to learn easier!
- Easy for the horse to understand requests with fixed bridle and reins.
- The curb action (with a curb chain) will use leverage and therefore will ask for more attention from the horse while keeping your hands soft.
- The mouthpiece gives great room for the tongue. It will not interfere with horse when there is slack in the reins. Horse is more comfortable. Able to swallow easily.
- Ported bits are always more comfortable for the horse than a simple snaffle (single jointed mouthpiece) or french link (double jounted).
- When on contact, the port allows the horse room for it's tongue so they are more comfortable and can still swallow. Keeps the horse calmer!
Not Suitable for:
- With rough or quick hands. Anyone not in an extreme sport and/or has no patience.
- Beginners who are learning to use reins for communication. Need some slight skill at using reins.
- Riders who wants to advance in softer, quieter signals. It's easier to learn and use a shanked bit for that.
- Just started under saddle and learning their job. Need a horse who understands rein cues to some degree.
- Who wants rider to be really soft in their cues (ie. leave my mouth alone). It's easier to learn and use a shanked bit for that.
- Independent side movement of eggubtt shank. Great for lateral work.
- Copper inlay in mouthpiece. Great for salivation. Helps horse to stay calm.
- Swivel shank for more guided lateral movement or direct reining.
- Curved mouthpiece creates more room for horse's tongue as opposed to a bit that goes across the mouth or jointed (nutcracker effect. Nasty). ie. Humane.
- Ported mouthpieces give more room for the horse to lift the bit and swallow so it's more humane to have a port instead of a flat/mullen or jointed mouthpiece.
- Hooks create a fixed position for headstall and reins. Will have some leverage action and use the Independent Side movement. ie. life shoulders, lateral movement. Good stuff.
- Mouthpieces are 7/16" thick. New larger thickness available as preferred by English riders.
- Most mouthpieces are sweet iron. ie. tastes good to the horse. No stainless steel or others that create dry mouth.
Size: 5 1/4"
Manufacturer: Myler by Toklat (production version)
Mouthpiece: Correctional Barrel (MB43LP)
Shank: Myler Eggbutt with hooks
Level: 2-3 or LTP (little tongue pressure, good tongue relief)
Total Price: $110Cdn (HST included)
(was $115+HST=130.00 new)
For more information on bits, Myler Bitting System Philosophy, bitting levels, etc, please see the many articles on this website or contact me for help on the uses of this bit.
Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing.