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Myler Level 2 Dee

Myler Bits
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The Myler Level 2 Dee follows the Myler Bitting System to effectively communicate with any horse at any level of training.  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.

Favorite Features

  • Level 2 bits are appropriate for young or green horses just beginning training with a steady disposition.  Older horses who are just beginning training, training for a new discipline, or retraining after a long lapse.  Also for horses riding in a Level 1 mouthpiece and showing resistance
  • Curved mouthpiece
  • Uses less tongue pressure and more bar pressure, with the mouthpiece rolling on the bars. Applies pressure across the tongue versus more in the center. May collapse into the bars.
  • May offer curb and/or poll pressure depending on the cheek or shank design.
  • May offer Independent Side Movement™
  • Stainless Steel large Dee with Stainless Steel low port comfort snaffle (MB 04, Level 2) mouthpiece
  • Copper inlay mouth to increase acceptance

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3 3/4" Dee rings

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    Myler Level 2 Dee is rated 4.4706 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tense and nervous to calm and relaxed My TWH is naturally very forward and on the hot side under saddle, and was nearly unrideable when I first got him. I didn't want to use the severe "walking horse bit" that the previous owner insisted I would need and initially put him in a simple grazing bit with a low port since he was used to a leverage bit. Unfortunately, he had been so badly abused with the high port and long shanks of the walker bit that he became tense as soon as I fastened the curb strap and would run right through the bit, ignoring my seat cues as well because he expected pain and wanted to get every ride over with as quickly as possible.The difference this bit (mine is the eggbutt version so I don't have the same issues others have experienced with the Dee, but I have a level 1 w/d-ring for my green mare and I've had no issues even though she has a fairly dainty muzzle) made for my poor boy was obvious and immediate. You could actually see the fear and tension melt away, and suddenly he remembered that he had brakes and first gear. He's been quite happy with it ever since and we both enjoy pleasant rides now. He waits until he's cued to gait or canter, which was all he would do in the leverage bit. He'll stretch his neck out and relax, and we ride mostly on the buckle these days, as he's learned to neck rein and pay attention to leg, seat and vocal cues now that he isn't worried about experiencing pain in his mouth and at the poll and under his chin. I know that training is more important than choice of bit, but I don't think he ever would have calmed down enough for me to be able to train him without what I have started calling a "wonder bit". I have a cooperative partner now and we've just started pole bending since he's so quick and, finally, responsive. He's doing great so far and really enjoys the workout. Most importantly my horse is happy, which was all I ever wanted.
    Date published: 2015-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice mouthpiece....problems with the huge D I bought this bit for a young horse who is heavy on the forehand. He is much more responsive in this bit. However, the D rings are huge and the horse has developed rubs between his mouth and the noseband, worse up close to the noseband. We don't have this problem with loose ring snaffles, 3 ring gag bits or anything else that provides a little lift. I've tried moving the position of the noseband, and it hasn't helped. He is rubbed raw on the side where he is a little heavier in the contact. I am disappointed because I really like his response in the mouth, but I can't keep making his face raw.
    Date published: 2015-02-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice bit Worked beautifully for my horse at first. He had gotten very prone to leaning heavily on his French link which is why I moved to the Myler but a couple weeks in and he's doing the same thing with this bit. I know that is more of an issue with my horse than the bit but disappointing all the same to be back where you started. Me and my trainer are going to make some adjustments with my hands before the final verdict is passed down. Overall bit is well made. I know several horses who go beautifully in this bit. The Ds are HUGE. Even through the bit fits very well the Ds look out of place on my horse's small muzzle.
    Date published: 2015-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more llama head :) I bought this bit about two weeks ago after trying out my friend's Myler Level 2 Dee Ring on my own horse. He's an 11-year-old Appendix Quarter Horse gelding who jumped with previous owners and had developed what my trainer and I like to call a "llama head." Meaning that when I would ask him to collect and move out, his head would often rise above his withers and he'd resist the pressure on the bit. After switching to this bit though, my horse's head has come down significantly and while he still occasionally resists collecting up, he no longer imitates a llama when asked to use his hind end!
    Date published: 2014-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Bit From the first day I used the Myler bit on my Mare she was so much happier. She stopped hanging her head, fighting the bit and went forward agreeably. She is also less strong when jumping and jeeps a nice even pace. Just luv this not!
    Date published: 2014-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connected and light We bought this wanting to try and thrilled at how he likes it.  He reaches to the bit and is light in it--very nice as he can be an insidious puller( you don't even realize how much pressure has come on until your arms hurt).  The price is prohibitive to trying/alternating multiple bits unless you have deep pockets.
    Date published: 2013-11-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful This bit replaced a very expensive snaffle one which is supposed to be the 'purest' styling on the market. Maybe that is so but I wasn't getting anywhere with it. I tried the Myler Level 2 Dee out of desperation after watching the video. Oh my! Two out of two horses could have been the ones in the before and after shots. I don't know if I want to cry for joy or cry for how long it took me to try this bit. My trainer can't get over how much we have progressed since changing to it.
    Date published: 2013-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bit for pullers/ heavy on the forehand horse After trying every type of snaffle (D ring and full cheek corkscrews, slow twists, twisted wire, etc.) and a waterford on my OTTB, who is a saint on the flat but gets heavy on the forehand jumping, I knew i needed to try something different. After riding on the flat for a few days first working on transitions, getting her used to this new bit, I was very happy to find her more responsive over fences without the usual tug-of-war to control her that we had been encountering over the past few months. It's the perfect bit for this horse. Took her to a show this past weekend and used it, and it was just what we needed for the over-fences classes. It was almost too much for the flat classes, however (lifting her head on downward transitions, though that might be just her nerves - she's very green still, and it was her first show in this very scary arena.)
    Date published: 2013-02-26
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