The MB 01 is the Myler alternative to the traditional single-jointed
mouthpiece commonly used in snaffle bits. The MB 01 rotates onto the
tongue to apply concentrated tongue pressure at the center barrel, but
because the mouthpiece is curved, it wraps around the bars and lips
instead of pinching.
The barrel in the center applies approximately the same pressure on the
tongue as a traditional single-jointed mouthpiece. However, the barrel
distributes the pressure more kindly and allows for each side of the bit
to be used independently.
The mouthpiece is similar to the MB 02 but the center barrel of the
MB 01 is narrower, which concentrates pressure on the center of the
tongue more than the MB 02. For more tongue relief, step up to the MB
The loose ring is a simple stainless steel "O" shape where both the
bridle and mouthpiece have no fixed point of attachment but slide freely
around the ring. The loose ring allows a lot of play as the mouthpiece
around the ring.
Notes: The loose ring is generally considered one of the most
non-interfering cheek pieces because the mouthpiece slides freely around
the ring. However the play in the mouthpiece can make it difficult for a
horse to find your hands as the mouthpiece is in continual motion. The
movement of the mouthpiece can also exaggerate or create a busy mouth in
young or anxious horses. It is best suited for more advanced horses
fully schooled in leg and seat aids as well as rein aids.