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Myler® Western Dee with Hooks Narrow Low Ported Barrel MB 43LP

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Myler® Western Dee with Hooks Narrow Low Ported Barrel MB 43LP

Myler® Stainless Steel Western Dee with Hooks, MP 43LP Narrow Low Ported Barrel, Level 2-3; 3" offset ring. Primarily for Western disciplines. 

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Item #: X1-013685
$157.95
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Myler® Stainless Steel Western Dee with Hooks, MP 43LP Narrow Low Ported Barrel, Level 2-3. Primarily for Western disciplines. 

The MB 43LP does not rotate onto the tongue, but instead sits solidly across the bars and lips of the horse’s mouth. The port is narrower than a Level 3 mouthpiece, but still offers room for the horse’s tongue to pass under the bit. Because the port is narrow, when the reins are engaged, the horse will feel a slight pressure on the outside edges of the tongue as a reminder rather than a strong reprimand.

The port on this mouthpiece is 1 1/4" high, so it will apply little to no palate pressure. It is the mildest of the Level 2-3 mouthpieces in terms of tongue pressure, just one step below a Level 3 mouthpiece. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.

Key features:

  • Independent Side Movement™.
  • Sweet iron mouthpiece.
  • Curved mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars.
  • Copper inlay.

Notes:

  • For more tongue relief and the Level 3 version of this bit, see the MB 33.
  • For a correctional with ample tongue relief, see the MB 41PBW.
  • For a correctional bit with more tongue pressure, see the MB 41PB or MB 27PB.

The Western Dee with Hooks is a circular stainless steel ring with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece, with top and bottom rings (hooks) for headstall and rein attachment. The small loop behind the top slot accommodates a curb strap (attach with two curb hooks). The top bridle ring will fit standard 5/8" wide leather found on most headstalls. The bottom rein ring has recently been updated to fit slobber straps up to approximately 1 3/4". The knob on the top of the rein ring is for decoration—it has no function.

The hooks make this a much more versatile version of the dee without hooks. Attaching the headstall to the top hook holds the bit in the correct position instead of allowing it to slide around the bridle cheek pieces. Attaching the reins to the rein hooks allows the rider to lift the cheek and use the Independent Side Movement of the mouthpiece.

Using the hooks does not add leverage but allows the rider to transition from a direct rein action to indirect action without changing the bit. Adding a curb strap (using a Myler curb strap kit) incorporates curb pressure. Curb pressure is recommended for ported mouthpieces.

Action: Direct rein action when reins are not attached through rein hook. Indirect rein action when rein is fixed on rein hook.

Degree of leverage: Little to no leverage when the hooks are used.


Imported.
3" offset ring.

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