Myler Level 2 Dee w/ Hooks
Mild and comfortable
My horse has a sensitive mouth and this bit did not pinch or hurt her. She is now more trusting with the bit and goes perfectly in it. Myler is a really good company!
February 10, 2013
Horse hated it
I purchased this Myler bit with some hesitation, as I've heard mixed reviews over the years. Knowing Smartpak is an excellent company I had little to lose. Nonetheless I hoped it would be a wonderful buy. My young horse, however, absolutely hated this bit. First of all, they all sit way too wide. Secondly there was no comfortable place in his mouth for him to hold it. If I used just a little contact, he braced against it. If I took up more contact, he got behind the bit to avoid the contact. He left me with no feel at all in my hands. He chewed and tossed it around in his mouth. I could not find a soft feel anywhere with this bit. After 3 tries or so I returned it to Smartpak and they graciously accepted it back. I will never buy a bit like this again!
October 16, 2012
I decided to purchase the Myler Level 2 Dee with Hooks after seeing how well my friends horse went in it and after how impressed I was when she loaned it to me.
My gelding is a good guy for the most part but has his fussy moments (he's 5 and a tb). I had been riding him in my Myler Dr. Bristol until now. He's doing great in this bit-even while jumping where he tends to get strong in between jumps (where I was riding him in a eggbutt gag just to get him to listen). Just a gentle squeeze (put your hands in a fist and squeeze your ring fingers lightly) and he comes back to me willingly. He feels very relaxed underneath me and I feel that my hands are lighter. I love my Myler bits and even with the $90 pricetag I believe that this was a good investment for my gelding. One thing I do notice about the Mylers is they seem to run a little large and I've had several people remark on it too. I ordered the 5" to fit my gelding who is about a 5 1/4" mouth in my HS loosering and other bits. One of my other Myler bits is a 5 1/2" and fits like a 5 3/4".
November 11, 2011
Myler Low Port Dee with Hooks
My horse is comfortable in and goes well in this bit. I had tried a variety of bits and he seems to go in this one best. I was new to the notion of the hooks and curb chain on what looks sort of like a D-Ring snaffle (this type of bit is popular for AQHA) -- basically turns it into sort of a Kimberwicke like leverage bit, but am surprised how well my horse goes in it. I think the curved mouth is very comfortable for him.
September 19, 2011
Picky mare likes it!
My picky mare likes this bit, works nicely in it and has even started to accept the bit while bridling better. She used to clamp her teeth and fight when bridling and now she is much softer and opens right up. Myler has a great system this bit seems to be one of the good all-around ones.
May 25, 2010