The MB 06 is a Myler alternative to the traditional mullen, but it has a
wide low port that allows the tongue to pass under it comfortably. The
port is ¾" high, just enough to allow the horse’s tongue to elevate
slightly and swallow, but not high enough for palate pressure. When the
reins are engaged, the 06 applies pressure primarily to the bars and
lips. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.
The MBL Shank is a length of flat stainless steel curved slightly
back towards the horse, with a teardrop purchase and a rein ring. The
mouthpiece attaches loosely to the cheek with a small decorative stack
that allows ⅛" of slide, just enough to allow more tongue relief. 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 MBL is an indirect (curb) rein action designed to be used with a
curb strap which attaches to the purchase. The MBL uses the combination
of fixed cheek and fixed rein to apply pressure to the mouth, chin and
poll. Recommended for use with ported mouthpieces.