Stainless Steel 3-Ring Combination Bit – 6″ Shank with Sweet Iron Ported Barrel (MB 33) Copper Inlay Mouth. This mouthpiece is made of polished Sweet Iron which naturally oxidizes. How it works: the 3-ring combination bit uses ﬁve diﬀerent pressure points to disperse rein pressure. The noseband and chin strap are connected through the purchase; when the reins are engaged, the horse ﬁrst feels the nose, chin and poll pressure before he feels the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece can slide 1″ before reaching the stop, where it will engage. The overall eﬀect is to give the horse several opportunities to respond to the rider’s rein signals, plus disperse the rein pressure over multiple pressure points rather than just the tongue or bars. Select the rein position most suitable for your hands. About the mouthpiece: the 33 is the mildest Myler mouthpiece in terms of tongue pressure. The generously wide port allows room for the tongue to pass under the bit and swallow. Because this mouthpiece does not rotate on to the tongue and the port is wide, it applies little to no tongue pressure, working primarily oﬀ the bars, lips, chin and poll. The port on this mouthpiece is only 1 ½” high, so it will apply little to no palate pressure. Because the 33 oﬀers such a high degree of tongue relief, the horse that goes well in this mouthpiece has a trustworthy and consistent disposition, trained to work oﬀ the leg and seat as well as the hands. This mouthpiece has Independent Side Movement . For a slight increase in tongue pressure, see the 43LP. For same tongue relief without Independent Side Movement, see the 16 (Western) or 15 (English). For the same tongue relief and Independent Side Movement, but with a slight degree of collapse, see the 05. From The Level Best for Your Horse by Dale, Ron and Bob Myler. ©Toklat Originals, Inc.
Independent Side Movement
Patented swivel purchase moves independently of both the mouthpiece and shank so that it doesn’t dig into the horse’s cheek when neck reining
Very little if any leverage when using the middle rein position Mild leverage when using the bottom rein position