View Full Version : Mylers bits or such like?!
12th Apr 2007, 12:58 PM
Anyone had a miller bit rep come out to see your horse and find the idea bit?
Im thinking of getting someone out to see my horse as im strugging to find the correct bit and would rather a pro had a go ive already spent money on trying different bits.
Anyone had any experiences?
12th Apr 2007, 02:08 PM
I'm not sure I'd want a rep from a particular company because they would be biased to what brand they are selling. I tend to get a lot of advice from my very nice equine dentist who is also an experienced rider/trainer.
My mare is in a Myler low port comfort snaffle and she goes really well in it.
12th Apr 2007, 05:14 PM
I agree with Peanut as to using a specific company, but I know it's confusing!
I ride my boy in a french link snaffle and I tried him in the Myler Low Port Comfort Snaffle. He went well for the first week or so and when I started jumping him he started throwing his head about as if he was uncomfy.
I think it was a nice gentle bit until I took a hold and then it could be quite severe.
Anyway, I think its just trial and error I'm afraid!
12th Apr 2007, 05:47 PM
My mare is in a myler low port comfort snaffle too and goes very well in it!
12th Apr 2007, 05:51 PM
Star is in a myler forward tilt ported snaffle and adores it, it really suits his mouth conformation, wouldnt use any other make of bit on a horse now
13th Apr 2007, 10:04 AM
How did you know which myler bit to use? im confused when looking online and in catalogues!
ATM definatly feel as thou im banging my head against a wall when it comes to bits! i just dont know what to try for the best.
13th Apr 2007, 10:10 AM
It was from a recommendation made by Gills bit bank and from my own knowledge working in a tack shop and reading up and having a bit of training about myler bits. One of my co-workers had this bit for her horse and let me borrow it before I bought my own. Most places that sell mylers let you trial the bit for around £10.
13th Apr 2007, 10:18 AM
there was a myler bit rep came to our area to do a talk on the bits. i went to the talk and could understand where they were coming from but it didn't convince me that all horses need a myler. there are many benefits from the myler it BUT there are a few things that didn't convice eg independent side movement, a french link has independent side movement to a certain degree.
i would see if you can borrow bits off of different people to see if any of theres suits. if the bit is slightly to big you can generally still try them and stay open minded... a myler could be what you're looking for.
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