Myler Stainless Steel 3 3/4" Dee without Hooks, MB 06 Mullen with Low Ported Barrel, Level 2-3
3" Dee on Pony Sizes
The MB 06 is a Myler alternative to the traditional mullen, but it has a wide low port that allows the tongue to pass under it comfortably. The port is ¾" high, just enough to allow the horse’s tongue to elevate slightly and swallow, but not high enough for palate pressure. When the reins are engaged, the 06 applies pressure primarily to the bars and lips.
Independent Side Movement
Stainless Steel Mouthpiece
Curved mouthpiece does not pinch lips and bars
USEF 2012 and FEI 2016 Dressage Legal. Consult rulebook for more information.
Notes: This mouthpiece is a step up in tongue relief from Level 2, but because the port is low, it does not offer as much tongue relief as other Level 2-3 mouthpieces with slightly higher ports because the tongue is still somewhat restricted. The MB 36 mouthpiece will offer more tongue relief than the MB 06 when the reins are relaxed, but more tongue pressure when the reins are engaged.
The dee without hooks is a traditional "D" shaped cheek with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece. This style keeps the mouthpiece from draping on the tongue, providing a more direct signal than the loose ring. The straight side of the dee will not pull through the mouth and does not pinch.
Size: 3 ¾" dee ring on 5" mouthpiece, 3" dee ring on pony 4 1/4", 4 1/2", 4 3/4" mouthpieces
Discipline: Mainly English
Notes: For a more versatile version of the cheek piece, see the dee with hooks or the eggbutt with hooks.