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Myler Eggbutt Snaffle Triple Barrel Bit MB 32-3 5
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Myler Eggbutt Snaffle Triple Barrel Bit MB 32-3 5"

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Bit Performance Characteristics

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Leverage

Leverage

The term "leverage" refers to the action of the lever components of a shank cheek piece, which magnifies the pressure of the rider's hands to create additional force on the mouthpiece. This mechanical advantage allows the rider to give a stronger signal with less rein pressure. The amount of force the leverage action creates is determined by the ratio of the shank length to the purchase length. A bit with a shank twice as long as the purchase (or a ratio of 2:1) will apply twice as much force on the mouthpiece than the pressure applied on the rein by the rider's hand. Bits with higher ratios of shank to purchase length maximize use of leverage to create more magnification of the pressure of the rein on the horse's mouth.

Snaffle cheek pieces (loose rings, eggbutts and D-rings) create direct rein action and do not incorporate leverage to increase pressure on the mouthpiece. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the amount of leverage incorporated by the design components of each bit.

Palatability

Palatability

Several materials are used in bit construction to increase the palatable qualities of the bit so the horse will more easily accept the bit. Common metals include copper, sweet iron, German silver, and specialized alloys such as Herm Sprenger's AURIGAN® that oxidize when exposed to moisture to release a sweet taste and smell to increase salivation and bit acceptance. Synthetic materials such as rubber and plastic may feature flavors in addition to a softer feel that some horses find more appealing than metals. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the amount and type of palatable materials used on the mouthpiece of each bit.

Severity

Severity

Remember: any bit can be harsh in the wrong hands. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the combination of structural and functional components of each bit. Certain features are designed to create a more "harsh" feeling pressure for more immediate responses, including twisted mouthpiece bars or correctional center joints. Combined with functional aspects of the cheek piece, specifically the addition of leverage, these structural features can lead to a higher severity rating of the overall bit design.

Disciplines

Disciplines

Let us start by saying that all bits are universal - we've seen riders choose bit styles for their horses based from a variety of different factors, no matter their competitive discipline or general riding style. First and foremost, bit selection should be based on your horse's needs; discipline style selection should be considered secondarily.

The disciplines we feature on our Bit Selection Guide represent the most popular riding styles for which each bit is most commonly used, but don't let that stop you from trying the bit you think your horse needs if your particular discipline is not listed! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team (1.800.620.9145) to discuss your thoughts before making a purchase.

Pressure Points

Pressure Points

Depending on the design and functional components, a bit can create several areas of pressure to initiate a variety of responses. More simple bit styles, such as the loose ring snaffle, can only apply pressure in certain areas of the horse's mouth. Complex bit styles such as combination bits or correctional bits can be adjusted to incorporate several pressure points to achieve the desired response for specific training or riding styles.

Bars

Bars

The bars refer to the bony ridges of the gums in front of the horse's molars where the bit rests in the horse's mouth. Depending on the horse's oral anatomy, these ridges can feel sharp and be very sensitive to bit pressure. Alternatively, some horse's tongues cover this area and prevent the bit from creating uncomfortable pressure on the bars.

Lips

Lips

Any bit style that sits in the horse's mouth will feature joints where the mouthpiece and cheek pieces come together. Most all mouthpieces will create lip pressure by design, and some cheek piece styles may effect lip pressure for various reasons. For example, full cheek bits incorporate more lip pressure to encourage a response.

Nose/Chin

Nose/Chin

The noseband and curb strap are often used simultaneously to create pressure points to achieve the desired response from bit action. Most curb bits, hackamores, and combination bits incorporate various combinations of nose and/or chin pressure to balance the leverage effects of the cheek piece. Creating various points of pressure allows the horse to experience several chances to feel the bit action and provide the desired response from rein pressure.

Palate

Palate

A horse's palate can vary in shape and height and may or may not be affected by different mouthpiece styles. It can be helpful to assess your horse's palate to determine what mouthpiece styles may be best for your horse. Certain ported bits are designed to incorporate palate pressure to achieve immediate response, as the palate is a very sensitive area. As such, bits that create palate pressure should be chosen carefully to prevent excess pain or discomfort. Not all ported bits are designed to create palate pressure, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully to determine which mouthpiece style would best suit your horse and training needs.

Poll

Poll

Many bit styles incorporate poll pressure through the use of a fixed ring (purchase) to attach the headstall or bridle. When the rein pulls back on the cheek piece, the purchase tips forward, pulling the headstall with it and creating pressure at the horse's poll. Traditionally, poll pressure should encourage the horse to lower the head in response, creating less resistance against the bit for more consistent communication through the rein.

Tongue

Tongue

The horse's tongue is thought to be one of the most sensitive areas of the horse's body. Applying pressure to the tongue has proven to be very effective for communicative control of the horse. Jointed mouthpieces are designed to collapse onto the tongue and apply specific pressure to certain areas to initiate a response, whereas mullen mouthpieces (without any joints) apply a general pressure across the entire tongue. Several mullen mouthpieces feature ports that allow for "tongue relief" and are designed to limit pressure applied to the tongue and allow space for swallowing. Ported mouthpieces are generally recommended for more seasoned, responsive horses.

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The Triple Barrel Mullen mouthpiece featured on the Myler Eggbutt Triple Barrel MB 32-3 5" Bit is the Myler alternative to the traditional mullen mouthpiece commonly used in English and Western style bits. This bit features three center barrels that turn the mouthpiece from the typical solid bar of a mullen into a flexible bar which allows the horse to elevate his tongue and swallow more easily under the bit.

This is a Level 2 Myler Bit. Due to its design, this style bit is considered stronger than the Myler Eggbutt Low Port Snaffle; however, its flexibility makes it a forgiving mouthpiece that works well for horses who have suffered mouth trauma or damage, or horses that tend to fall behind the bit.

Need a similar bit with more tongue relief? Try the Myler Eggbutt Low Port Wide Barrel Mullen Bit.

Features:

  • Traditional Eggbutt Cheek Piece without Hooks
  • Copper Inlay on Inside of Bars to Encourage Salivation
  • 7/16" Bars Shaped in Pronounced Curve to Allow Comfortable Swallowing
  • Three Center Barrels for Tongue Relief and Flexibility
  • Stainless Steel - No Rust!

 

SizingInchesMillimeters
Mouth Thickness 7/16" 11mm
Ring Width 2 1/4" 57mm
Ring Height 2 7/8" 73mm
3x Links (Roller) 5/8" 16mm

Designed with true Myler philosophy, this bit incorporates ergonomic design features and Independent Side Movement™ to better accommodate the natural anatomy of the horses mouth and deliver clear, well-balanced cues from the rider.

For more information about the benefits of the Myler design, see the "Product Details" tab.

If you have any further questions regarding all of our bit options and what bit would best suit your horse, feel free to call one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives at 800-620-9145! Or, check out the Myler's book, The Level Best for Your Horsea complete step-by-step guide to finding and using the right bit for your horse!

You can also check out our Bit Returns Program

Ergonomic Design:

The unique curved bars of all Myler bits are ergonomically designed to accommodate the natural anatomy of the horse's mouth, wrapping the bars and lips instead of pinching as the mouthpiece rotates onto the tongue. This curved design also provides significantly more space for the horse's tongue underneath the bit, allowing the horse to comfortably swallow when the reins are not engaged.

When the reins are engaged, the triple barrel mouthpiece straightens into a solid bar, like a traditional mullen, but with an exaggerated curve. This curved bar rotates across the bars and lips, down onto the tongue. The flexibility of this mouthpiece makes it very forgiving and comforting when relaxed, but offers the rider substantial control when engaged. The pressure on the tongue is distributed across all three barrels, which also create the Independent Side Movement unique to Myler bits.

Independent Side Movement:

The barrels at the center of the mouthpiece are not rollers, but rather bushings that allow each side of the bit to move independently of the other. When the rider engages one rein on a traditional bit, the entire mouthpiece moves, creating a confusing signal for the horse. In comparison, when the rider engages one fixed rein using a Myler bit with ISM, the rider lifts only one side of the bit, giving a very clear, precise signal to the horse.

Myler Philosophy:

The creators of Myler Bits, Ron, Dale and Bob Myler, offer this philosophy behind each of their bits: The bit is a communication tool between the horse and rider, and in order to effectively communicate with the horse, the rider needs a bit which allows the horse to be relaxed. Keeping this in mind, the Myler Bitting System is based on the concept of tongue relief. Distributing tongue pressure more evenly than rival designs, Myler's unique designs offer varying degrees of tongue relief for the horse depending on his level of training and his disposition. These degrees are identified by the "Level" noted for each bit.

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