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Myler® MBT Shank Wide Ported Barrel MB 16PB


Myler® MBT Shank Wide Ported Barrel MB 16PB

Item #: X1-013699
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Myler® Stainless Steel 5 1/2" MBT Shank, MB 16PB Wide Ported Barrel, Level 3. For Western disciplines.

The MB 16PB has a generously wide and moderately high port that allows plenty of room for the horse’s tongue to pass under the bit, more so than the MB 33. Although the port is 1 7/8", its generous width makes the mouthpiece sit very low in the mouth, minimizing the likelihood of any palate pressure. The sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.

Key features:

  • Independent Side Movement™.
  • Curved mouthpiece.
  • Sweet iron mouthpiece.
  • Copper inlay.


  • For slightly less tongue relief, see the MB 33 or MB 05.
  • For the same tongue relief without Independent Side Movement, see the MB 16.

The MBT shank is a length of flat stainless steel curved slightly back towards the horse, with a teardrop purchase and a rein ring. The mouthpiece has a fixed attachment to the cheek with a decorative stack. The shank is decorated with stainless steel dots. The purchase is angled slightly away from the cheek to avoid rubbing. The MBT has the patented Independent Swivel Cheek, where the purchase, mouthpiece and shank all move independently of each other.

The MBT flat shank cheekpiece is an indirect (curb) rein action designed to be used with a curb strap which attaches to the purchase. The MBT uses the combination of fixed cheek and fixed rein to apply pressure to the mouth, chin and poll.

Action: Indirect.

Degree of leverage: mild.

5 1/2" mouth.