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Myler Black Steel Seven Shank with Narrow Low Ported Barrel MB 43LP

Myler Black Steel Seven Shank with Narrow Low Ported Barrel MB 43LP

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Myler Black Steel 7" Seven Shank, MB 43LP Narrow Low Ported Barrel, Level 2-3

The MB 43LP does not rotate on to the tongue, but instead sits solidly across the bars and lips of the horse’s mouth. The port is narrower than a Level 3 mouthpiece, but still offers room for the horse’s tongue to pass under the bit. Because the port is narrow, when the reins are engaged, the horse will feel a slight pressure on the outside edges of the tongue — a gentle reminder rather than a strong reprimand. The port on this mouthpiece is only 1 ¼" high, so it will apply little to no palate pressure. It is the mildest of the Level 2-3 mouthpieces in terms of tongue pressure, just one step below a Level 3 mouthpiece. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.

  • Independent Side Movement
  • Sweet Iron mouthpiece
  • Curved Mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars
  • Copper Inlay
  • Black shank will discolor over time to an antique brown
  • Stainless Steel Dots

Notes: For more tongue pressure, see the MB 27LP, MB 27PB or the MB 41PB. For more tongue relief, see the MB 43MP. For the same benefits but with some palate pressure, see the MB 43HP. For the correctional version of this mouthpiece, see the MB 47 or MB 47PB. For the Level 3 version of this mouthpiece but no Independent Side Movement, see the MB 12 or MB 98.

The Black Steel Seven Shank is a length of round black steel in a “7” curve, with a ring purchase and a rein ring. The mouthpiece is fixed to the cheek with a decorative “stack.” The entire shank moves independently of the mouthpiece. The purchase is slightly angled away from the cheek to avoid rubbing.

Size: 6 ¾" shank

Action: Indirect

Discipline: Western

Degree of Leverage: Mild to Moderate