The Myler Bitting System proved to be the right system for Izzy, and Speedy too. Their book has been an invaluable resource, and one I recommend everyone should have.
A few days ago, a friend, who knows how into bits I am, shared this informative website with me about bits and bitting. While I am pretty stuck on the Myler Bitting System, I figured it couldn't hurt to see what these folks had to say.
It's easy to recognize a good philosophy when you see it echoed by different experts. Bomber Nel and the Mylers are singing the same song. "Bomber's" philosophy is this: Pressure = Resistance. And Resistance = Lack of Control.
With that philosophy in mind, Bomber has created a line of bits very similar to what the Mylers have developed. When designing his bits, he addresses every possible resistance a horse might have by changing the mouth pieces to accommodate each horse's preference.
Gavin Chaplin's website, GavSays.com, has a series of videos featuring Bomber, but this one was my favorite. Check it out.