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Parelli Myler Cradle C1 Low Port Comfort Snaffle MB 04

$174.95

Parelli Stainless Steel Cradle C1 Shank, MB 04 Low Port Comfort Snaffle, Level 2

In 2006, Parelli USA and Myler Bits designed a Parelli Myler series of bits to compliment the Parelli Natural horsemanship program.

The MB 04 is similar to the MB 02 in that it will rotate on the tongue and apply tongue pressure, however, it has a small (¼") port that introduces some tongue relief to the horse. The port allows the horse to swallow and move his tongue when he is moving forward and relaxed, which acts as a release or reward. The mouthpiece is curved, and it wraps around the bars and lips instead of pinching. Sweet iron mouthpiece oxidizes and encourages salivation.

Independent Side Movement

Sweet Iron Mouthpiece

Curved mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars

Copper Inlay

Notes: The MB 04 provides an excellent transition from Level One to Level Two. It is suitable for a wide range of horses including green horses, experienced horses entering the Myler System, horses that have been ridden exclusively in a single-jointed mouthpiece, or horses that have not been ridden for a while needing re-schooling.

The Parelli cradle bit is a modified version of a Myler Combination Bit. The cradle is a hybrid of ring bit, shank bit and hackamore. A purchase ring with specially designed connectors for the noseband and chin strap sits atop a large center ring where the mouthpiece is attached. Unlike the other Myler combination bits, the rein attachment is built into the ring where the mouthpiece is attached. The mouthpiece on the C1 is specifically the 04, and has a 1" slide. The noseband is flat braided nylon cord. The chin strap is knotted. The cradle bit has the Independent Swivel Cheek.

The Cradle bit functions the same as the standard Myler Combination Bit with a few subtle differences. The braided noseband and knotted chin strap more closely simulate the knotted rope halters commonly used in the Parelli program and other Natural Horsemanship programs, providing a smooth transition from halter work to bit work. Like the Myler Combination Bits, the mouthpiece has a 1" slide before it reaches a stop, giving the horse an opportunity to respond to the rein pressure before the mouthpiece engages. The C2 and C3 cradles do not offer this feature. The rein rings used in the combinations bits have been replaced with hooks built in to the center ring, which reduces the potential leverage to nearly zero but still allows the rider to fully utilize the Independent Side Movement™ of the mouthpiece.

Action: Indirect

Discipline: English or Western

Degree of Leverage:

Big Ring = No leverage

Bottom Hook = Very little to mild

Parelli Myler Cradle C1 Low Port Comfort Snaffle MB 04

$174.95