5" HBT Shank MB05

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Myler polished sweet iron naturally oxidises or rusts over time. This is harmless to horses, and in fact further encourages salivation due to its sweet taste. There may be up to 6 week wait on some sizes. Mouth Piece (for the horse)Design: Curved mouthpiece with low ported center barrel. Function: Puts pressure on the corners and tops of the bars and collapses slightly on the lips.  Will not pinch bars or tongue.  No palate or tongue pessure on most horses.  Offers tongue relief.  Each side of the mouthpiece moves independently. Level: Three Usage/Solution for: Useful for the intermediate and finished horse, the Myler Medium Port Comfort Snaffle works primarily off the bars and collapses slightly on the lips.  Offers a lot of tongue relief.  Independent side movement allows rider to isolate one side and lift a shoulder.  For horses needing more tongue relief, the MB05 works well for bending and balancing.Design: A length of round metal slightly curved back, with a flat-top purchase and a rein ring.  The mouthpiece has a fixed attachment.  The entire shank moves independently of the mouthpiece.  The purchase is slightly angles away from the horse to avoid rubbing. Action: Indirect Function: The HBT shank is an indirect (curb) rein action designed to be used with a curb strap which attaches to the purchase.  The HBT shank uses the combination of the fixed cheek and fixed rein to apply pressure to the mouth, chin and poll.  The HBT is well suited to trail riding as the shorter shank makes grazing easier. Degree of Leverage: Mild Fitting 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.

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