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        05-28-2013, 10:51 PM
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    Foal
    Training horse, bit ideas?

    So I have this 2 year old that I am starting to break in. I have never broke in a horse before, so I need some bit tips. Most of my horses use snaffle, but I have tried that on her and she just hates it!
         
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        05-28-2013, 10:56 PM
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    Banned
    Does she kinda make funny faces when you put it in her mouth ( funny mouth)? Lol.
         
        05-29-2013, 02:58 AM
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    Trained
    Before you mouth her, make sure you get her teeth attended to. If you try putting a bit on top of wolf teeth or other dental issues as a 'baby', I can assure you that she will have long term issues with bitting.
    It is normal for a young horse to pull faces and give a bit of resistance to the first time they wear a bit. I was lucky with my current youngster, once he realised that it was going to kill him, he decided a bit was the most fantastic toy out, and now opens his mouth to take it with his 'happy face' on!
         
        06-10-2013, 04:44 AM
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    Foal
    Yes she does pull funny faces and has been checked by the vet, she has been trained to a bit for the past 6 months and is happy with it, but not snaffle
         
        06-10-2013, 08:18 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Lindo and Venus    
    yes she does pull funny faces and has been checked by the vet, she has been trained to a bit for the past 6 months and is happy with it, but not snaffle
    What sort of bit were you using previously?
         
        06-10-2013, 11:34 AM
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    Which snaffles have you tried and which bit have you used the most often?
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        06-10-2013, 08:06 PM
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    Foal
    We have previously been using snaffle, as that's what all my others use
    And we use egg butt snaffles for most of our horses
         
        06-10-2013, 11:31 PM
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    Did you use the eggbutt on this horse as well? Is it single or double jointed?
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        06-10-2013, 11:37 PM
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    Green Broke
    I'd mess around with different snaffles. My gelding hated my D ring but did great in a full cheek.
         
        06-11-2013, 07:09 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by SEAmom    
    Did you use the eggbutt on this horse as well? Is it single or double jointed?
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    Yea tried that but hates it :( and have tried D ring snaffle hates that too, and double jointed last I checked...
         

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