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Horse Tack Product Spotlight
The creators of Myler Bits, Ron, Dale and Bob Myler, offer a philosophy behind each of their bits. The bit is a communication tool, and to effectively communicate with your horse, he must be relaxed. If your horse is resistant, he is not effectively receiving your message and needs a different bit which lets him relax.
The Mylers have designed an entire bitting system to effectively communicate with any horse at any level of training. Based on bitting a horse appropriately through his training, the system works by releasing points of pressure and using softer bits as the horse progresses.
Because of the bit variations available, the system may seem complex, but it is quite simple. Each mouthpiece is coordinated to a horse’s training which is generalized into three levels. These levels serve as a guide to bit selection as you match horse and rider needs.
There are some basics you’ll need to properly bit your horse. First, be familiar with the horse’s mouth and points of pressure caused by the bit. Second, reflect upon your needs and those of your horse. How advanced is your horse’s training? Is there resistance? What kind of mouth does he have? How advanced are your skills? With this information, you can select the proper Myler Bit. And soon with the proper bit, your horse will be relaxed, ready and willing to receive your communication.
Selecting the right Myler Bit
Myler Bits work as a system.
Every horse and rider combination has specific needs and therefore require the proper bit. As the needs of horse and rider change over time and progress, it may become necessary to upgrade to a different bit, or downgrade depending upon the level of your horse’s training.
About the Mylers
About ten years ago. Ron, a rodeo competitor and avid horse trainer, realized that to get the very best from every horse he rode, he needed to communicate more effectively with them. And that required a relaxed horse, ready and willing to receive a rider’s message.
Brother Bob, a machinist and welder skilled at working with metals and with a clever mind for engineering, created a bit that would offer a curve for tongue relief and a shank that rotated 360 degrees.
After seeing the success Ron achieved with the unique bits, Dale, also an experienced horse trainer and rodeo competitor, began using them as well. Soon, all three brothers were collaborating on bit design and theories.
Knowing the need for the bits stretched well beyond their barns, the Mylers began to make and sell custom handmade bits under the family name. Since then, Ron and Dale have been extremely active in the promotion of Myler Bits and the Myler bitting philosophy.
As a result of the bits’ popularity, Mylers have developed two types of Myler Bits now available: custom, handmade bits and quality production bits. Handmade bits, crafted in Marshfield, Missouri, offer unique bit combinations and options for a broad range of specific horse and rider needs, including a patented bushing system and numerous innovative mouthpieces.
In 1998, to make Myler Bits accessible to more horsemen and women, Mylers began producing many popular bit designs in China, according to our rigid quality control standards. Since then, several significant design refinements have been added to both lines and horses and riders all over the world have enjoyed a greater level of comfort and communication.
Myler bits are available from State Line Tack, click on the State Line Tack logo to be taken directly to their site.