Myler Stainless Steel 5 1/2" MBT Shank, MB 41PB Correctional Wide Port, Level 2-3
The MB 41PB is a truly unique Myler mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is a correctional mouthpiece, a ported mouthpiece that collapses on to the outer lip and bars, and rotates on to the tongue. The port has a tiered design; the base is generously wide with rounded corners, offering virtually the same comfort and tongue relief of a Level 3 mouthpiece, while the top is narrower and has pronounced corners. If the horse is relaxed, the tongue can pass comfortably under the wide opening. When the reins are engaged, the mouthpiece collapses on to the bars and lips and rotates on to the tongue. The pronounced corners of the port apply two points of pressure on the tongue for increased control. The result is a mouthpiece that offers maximum tongue relief for the horse, but very good control for the rider. The unique design and the generous tongue relief of the MB 41PB make it the only correctional that can be used long term, possibly even as a horse’s finishing bit.
- Independent Side Movement
- Sweet Iron Mouthpiece
- Curved Mouthpiece
- Copper Inlay
Notes: The MB 41PB used with Western cheek pieces is 1 ¼" high. When used with English cheek pieces and the Combination Bit, it is ¾" high. For the same tongue relief see the MB 05, for a wider port and more tongue relief, see the MB 41PBW. For a non-correctional mouthpiece with the same tongue relief, see the MB 33. For slightly more tongue pressure, see the MB 43LP.
The MBT shank is a length of flat stainless steel curved slightly back towards the horse, with a teardrop purchase and a rein ring. The mouthpiece has a fixed attachment to the cheek with a decorative “stack.” The shank is decorated with stainless steel dots. The purchase is angled slightly away from the cheek to avoid rubbing. The MBT has the patented Independent Swivel Cheek, where the purchase, mouthpiece and shank all move independently of each other.
The MBT flat shank cheekpiece is an indirect (curb) rein action designed to be used with a curb strap which attaches to the purchase. The MBT uses the combination of fixed cheek and fixed rein to apply pressure to the mouth, chin and poll.
Size: 5 1/2"
Degree of Leverage: Mild