MB04 Low Port Comfort Snaffle
As 02 (Myler’s no-pinch ISM version of French Link) but with ” port.
Acts on tongue and corners of bars, gently wrapping lips, but port gives more tongue relief when bit not engaged by rider.
Level Two, – ideal for intermediate horse, and also for many beginners. Encourages horse to bend, balance and relax at the poll. The 04 will take a horse further than MB02 or traditional snaffle due to greater tongue relief.
Design: A oval shaped ring with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece.
Function: Direct action – applies same amount of rein pressure to the mouth. More direct signal than Loose Ring. Will not pull through the mouth or pinch.
Usage: Used in English and Western.
Options: Hooks are available on Eggbutt Rings. Hooks fix attachment of reins and headstall and allow bit to work like a leverage bit. When reins are pulled upward and backward, mouthpiece rolls downward and backward into the mouth while pulling downward on the poll.
The Comfort Snaffle Low Port Mouth Piece
Design: Curved mouthpiece with low ported centre barrel.
Function: Puts pressure in the tongue and the corners of the bars. Collapses slightly on the lips. Will not pinch bars or tongue. No palate pressure. Offers some tongue relief before restricting tongue. Each side of the mouthpiece moves independently.
Usage/Solution for: The Myler Low Port Comfort Snaffle is a good choice for a beginning or intermediate horse. Working off the lips, bars and tongue, it encourages the horse to relax at the poll by offering tongue relief before restricting the tongue. Independent Side Movement allows the rider to isolate one side and lift a shoulder. A good alternative to the traditional snaffle, the MB 04 works well for bending and encourages the horse to relax at the poll.