The MB 32-3 is an innovative Myler alternative to the traditional
mullen. It has three barrels which turn the mouthpiece from the typical
solid bar of a mullen into a flexible bar which allows the horse to
elevate his tongue and swallow more easily. When the reins are engaged,
the mouthpiece becomes a solid bar like a traditional mullen, but with
an exaggerated curve. This curved bar rotates across the bars and lips
down on to the tongue, applying pressure across the entire surface of
the MB 32-3 makes it very forgiving and comforting when relaxed, but
offers the rider control when engaged. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes
and encourages salivation.
Notes: Because the tongue pressure applied by the MB 32-3 is evenly
distributed across the entire tongue, this mouthpiece is considered
"stronger" than the MB 04. However, its flexibility makes it a forgiving
mouthpiece that works well for horses who have suffered mouth trauma or
damage, or horses that tend to go behind the bit. For a ported mullen
style offering more tongue relief, see the MB 06 or MB 36.
The 6" stainless steel 3-ring combination bit is a hybrid of a ring
bit, shank bit, and hackamore and uses five different pressure points to
disperse rein pressure. Because the noseband and chin strap are
connected through the purchase, when the reins are engaged, the horse
first feels nose, chin and poll pressure before he feels the mouthpiece.
The mouthpiece can slide 1" before reaching a stop, where it will then
engage and apply pressure. The purpose is to give the horse an
opportunity to respond to the rider’s rein signals before applying
mouthpiece pressure. The combination bit has Independent Swivel Cheek
and the purchase is slightly angled away from the cheek to prevent
rubbing. The noseband is flat leather with knotted cord on either side
and the chin strap is synthetic to avoid stretching over time. Tie down
built into noseband.