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Myler Level 1 Loose Ring

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Why We Love This

The Myler Bitting System is a graduated system, meaning that as your horse learns and progresses through his training, you will change the way you communicate with him by re-bitting him periodically. Each Myler Bit is designed to use select pressure points for the best communication for that Level.

The Myler Level 1 Loose Ring bit is intended for horses beginning training. The free-rotating barrel utilizes mostly tongue pressure.

To find out your horse's Myler level, click here!

Favorite Features
  • Feature curved mouthpiece that allows horse to swallow
  • Uses tongue pressure and bar pressure - working mostly off of the tongue. Myler Bits® distribute tongue pressure more evenly than traditional designs 
  • Uses restrict and release action
  • Stainless Steel Loose Ring with Stainless Steel comfort snaffle wide barrel (MB 02, Level 1) Copper inlay mouth.


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    Myler Level 1 Loose Ring is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 70.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Made a huge difference to my mare who had been furiously chomping on her bit and chewing through and destroying a happy mouth in one month and who is now much more relaxed about contact
    Date published: 2017-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent bit ! I bought this bit for my 12 year old mare in retraining. She has responded to this bit very well.
    Date published: 2017-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bit very happy with how my horse responds to this bit .
    Date published: 2017-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite bits These Myler bits are my favorite. I have various types and they have all worked out great. All my TB's seem to love them too. I just started using this one but I have other Mylers I have been using for years.
    Date published: 2017-03-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wasn't going to review this but... ...after contacting the company with my issue, and seeing that the bit was still for sale on their website, they still sent me an email asking me to review my purchase. So, here goes. I purchased this Myler Level 1 bit from SmartPak on February 3rd after having used a friend's and loving it. I was really excited to have my own (my horse loves it) but, after my very first ride with it, as I was dismounting, I looked down and saw the bit just dangling on either side of my horse’s mouth - it had broken in half (see photo). Crazy, right? I've NEVER heard of a bit breaking. Thankfully, this happened after I’d finished my ride and was at a standstill and not while I was cantering around the arena, at night, with other horses there. I immediately contacted Toklat (the company in charge of the manufacturing in Vietnam), SmartPak and Myler, returned the bit to Toklat, and they are investigating what went wrong. Until they find out what happened, I STRONGLY suggest you don't buy this bit.
    Date published: 2017-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't used it yet but I do like it When I bought this it was with a very good perk from Smart Pak for an anniversary of using Smart Paks. I have a new horse that has needed a long time to settle and he still is not there after 6 months. He has been ridden in a similar snaffle. I bought this one as I have another Myler bit that I use on another horse and he loves it. Both being Arabians and very soft I figure this would fit the bill to re-start this new guy.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Comfortable for the Horse Even though these bits are expensive, I find they are a lot better for the horses as they don't crack together like a standard snaffle, and have a rolling ring for the tongue. They also look the same as a snaffle when on, and are legal for dressage competitions!
    Date published: 2017-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. I received the shipment quickly.
    Date published: 2017-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves this bit! I have a big, but sensitive, horse, and he loves this bit!
    Date published: 2016-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginner bit Have had good results with this bit with a young 6yr. Old Parelli trained mare.
    Date published: 2016-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I was having trouble finding a bit that suited my larger horse and he loves this after going through so many bits. It's expensive but it's worth the money. Love this bit!!
    Date published: 2016-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit This may sound silly, but this bit seems to make my horse so content. Hes a happy boy to begin with, but who wants a piece of steel in their mouth. He just relaxes and goes right to work. Great item!!
    Date published: 2016-08-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bit Great bit but it pinched my horse- very easy to return!
    Date published: 2016-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loved this bit. He was resistant to my last snaffle bit and often gaped his mouth open. He is much softer and very willing in this.
    Date published: 2016-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this for a horse who occasionally throws the tongue out the side of the mouth, even when the bit is just hanging in her mouth with no reins attached. She seems comfortable in this bit, and has had no more tongue problems. She is more willing to initiate contact and keep it. I am concerned this bit could pinch the tongue between the barrel and the mouthpiece. It definitely pinched me when I flexed it over my forearm. But I did have to flex it to the max to get it to pinch. As long as you don't put excessive pressure on the reins, it should work.
    Date published: 2016-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving this bit! My horse had become resistant to his single jointed snaffle...he was evading and was very "heavy". The choices for a 6" bit are pretty limited so I was excited to find this one! He seems much happier (no more evading), and is much lighter and more responsive. My trainer was so impressed with the improvement that she had one of her other students order one too!
    Date published: 2016-05-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every horse I have put this on, likes this bit This bit has worked especially well for horses with a soft upper palate (where it is supposed to be hard) and for horses that had a low roof of the mouth. It is a dressage competition-legal bit that is kind to most horse's mouth, yet the horses are responsive to it. No head tossing or grinding, just willing work. I have had at least 4 different horses that I have ridden in this bit. I recommend everyone should have one, in a couple different sizes.
    Date published: 2016-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bit! I was having issues with my mare to accept bit - she was tossing her head all the time and I tried several different bits from my friends - I didn't want to purchase many bits and then try to re-sell them. When I didn't see any difference with my mare, I decided to purchase Myler bit from SmartPak to try it with hassle free return (I love you SmartPak for that!). I purchased 5.5" whihc was huge! My mare normally takes 5.5" but I exchanged it for 5" in Myler which fits perfect. My mare seems happy in this bit and I am happy too! I got this snaffle bit and thinking of ordering D-ring Myler one as well.
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accepts bit My mare had trouble with other bits and likes this one.
    Date published: 2016-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit! I bought this for the Myler features (independence of each side of the bit). It fits true to size. I bought it via Smartpak because of the free return shipping in case the size didn't work out. I would recommend doing the same, as some people have said Myler bits are harder to fit due to the curved mouthpiece.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse likes it- smarktpak got the large size fast I had already tried this bit, recommended by trainer- my horse was fussing lots with head and tongue. He likes this bit is much quieter. He is half percheron so he needs a 6 inch bit and Smartpak got me this large size fast.
    Date published: 2016-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bit! I purchased this bit after trying out a friends on my horse. What a difference! My horse is more responsive and seems much happier. He "chews" the bit softly and is much lighter and quieter now. I was riding in a fat loose-ring snaffle. I'm very happy with the change.
    Date published: 2015-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bit Been switching bits, trying to find one that my mare won't fight. Tried almost every kind, weight, and width of loose ring snaffle. This one gives me the happy-mouthed mare I've dreamed of and has made our daily fight a distant memory.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pros outweigh the cons First the cons: I would consider this bit as running large. I'd already compromised 1/4 inch on size because for some reason nice bits don't come for smaller mouthed horses. On top of that, the 4 3/4 measured more like a 5 to my eyes. On the plus side, I love the fact that it physically cannot pinch and my very sensitive-mouthed gelding is happily accepting and relaxing into this bit. It's a wonderful size and shape for soft-mouthed horses that don't like a lot of thick hardware in their mouth, much more pleasant for him than a thicker bit would be. Horse is loving it so much that I'll just have to resign myself to balancing the extra bit length between my hands, which will just have to get a lot more educated
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best bit I have ever used! I bought this bit about a month ago for my 11 year old Arabian mare. I wished I would have discovered the myler brand sooner! These bits are pricy but worth it. I use this one for a work bridle and the d ring with a curb chain for the show ring. This bit allows a lot more movement in the horse mouth. She has never been so steady or content with a bit before. I would highly suggest to everyone I know.
    Date published: 2014-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse seems happy with it Starting a 4-year old, my trainer said one issue he was dealing with was the horse really ducking out of being bridled (he was using a D-ring snaffle). This one he finds more acceptable to him - less dodging and ducking and he is calm when being ridden now. Nicely made, like the copper inlay.
    Date published: 2014-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Horse! I bought this bit for my horse because I had her with a trainer, and wasn't sure what she had been going in. She didn't like the first bit I tried, which was an older Myler version similar to this one. I decided to take a chance on it, and am so glad I did! She is much happier and now is willing to take contact without tossing her head. This bit is perfect for her.
    Date published: 2014-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strange size ing Sizing was strange , had to return because it was too long
    Date published: 2014-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from myler level 1 loose ring thankyou so much for your help dillion loves his new bit
    Date published: 2014-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! My horse is lighter in this bit, he gives good snorts and licks. Horse approved!
    Date published: 2014-03-06
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