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Mouth Piece (for the horse)Design: Curved mouthpiece, jointed barrel in center.
Function: Puts pressure on the tongue and corners of the bars: Each side of the mouthpiece moves independently. Turns into solid mouthpiece when asking for a stop.
Usage/Solution for: The Myler Mullen Mullen Barrel mouthpiece is a good choice for the intermediate horse. With the strength of the solid Mullen mouth, this bit encourages the horse to break at the poll, but keeps him from getting behind the bit, or inverting. The independent side movement allows the rider to isolate one side and pick up a shoulder.
Cheek Piece (for the rider)Direct action when pressure is exerted on the reins, the same amount of pressure is exerted on the mouth. More direct signal than loose ring. Straight side of Eggbutt will not pull through mouth and does not pinch.
This Bit is Dressage Legal in NZFitting Bits:
1. Remove drop or flash noseband. With Combinations also remove the Caveson.
2. The bit should sit so that only 1 soft wrinkle appears in the corners of the mouth.
3. There should be about 1/2cm each side of the bit (Not too snug)
4. Bits with Hooks – the reins and cheekpieces of the bridle should pass through
the hooks on the outside of the ring so that the leather is not against the face.
5. Attaching curb chains – the curb chains for the bits with hooks sit higher than on
a double bridle, Pelham etc. (they sit roughly where the caveson would be). The
chain should be initially adjusted so that two fingers can be inserted in the space.
Some horses work better if the chain is tighter than this.
6. Combination bits – The noseband of the combination should be adjusted tight enough
so that it sits horizontal and will not drop down and affect the breathing. Care should
be taken to check this from time to time as the leather will stretch. There should be
enough slack so that the noseband will release when the rider gives the hand.