2018 Michigan Horse Expo

March 9th-11th, 2018

Dale Myler

Dale Myler and his brothers are third generation horsemen and are three of the world’s leading bit designers. Dale’s personal equestrian passion is pleasure riding, as well as conducting clinics and seminars. His brothers are performance-oriented: Ron is an accomplished cutter and Bob is a Level 5 cowboy mounted shooter.

Dale’s extensive research into equine dentistry and physiology combined with the Mylers’ lifetime of experience as professional horsemen have enabled the Mylers to design bits that allow the horse to perform to his full potential without interference or resistance. Dale has been teaching riders at every level how to bit for relaxation for over 20 years, from Olympic competitors to everyday pleasure riders. Known for his kind and thoughtful approach, he is motivated by a genuine desire to improve the relationship between horse and rider.

Although the Mylers are known for their innovative bit designs, Dale isn’t focused on bits themselves. Bits can only do one of two things: create resistance or cause relaxation. His seminars teach riders how to recognize resistance and what it actually means to the horse; how to solve resistance by going softer, not stronger, with the bit; and ultimately, how to find the brilliance in every horse. Dale has done bitting clinics and seminars across the US and in the following countries: Canada, Sweden, Wales, England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland Brazil, Poland, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia. In 2006, he had the privilege of conducting a seminar at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

“All learning starts in the same place: the mind. Get the mind relaxed and focused, and the rest will follow.” – Dale Myler

Dale’s programs at the Michigan Horse Expo will be:

  • Thursday, March 8
    • MSU Pavilion, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Meet & Greet
  • Friday, March 9
    • Round Pen area – 12:30-1:30 p.m., What is the key to trying to figure out a
      new bit for a problem horse.
    • Seminar Room B – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., What are the evasions of the horse or
      mule? What are they trying to tell us, and why don’t we listen?
  • Saturday, March 10
    • Round Pen area – 11:30-12:30 p.m., How do you introduce the new bit that
      you have decided on?
    • Saturday, March 10, Seminar Room B – 5:30-6:30 p.m., What are the evasions of the horse or
      mule? What are they trying to tell us, and why don’t we listen?
  • Sunday, March 11
    • Seminar Room B – 10:30-11:30 a.m. – What are the evasions of the horse or
      mule? What are they trying to tell us, and why don’t we listen?
    • Round Pen area – 1:30-2:30 p.m., What is the key to trying to figure out a
      new bit for a problem horse.

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