Part of tongue gone
So I had a new farrier come out and put shoes on my horse. Afterwards we were talking about my horse and I told him I got him from the auction so not sure on his age. We had guessed around 11-12 range. Well he opens his mouth so we could kind of look and get his thoughts. He pulls out his tongue and to my horror my horse is missing a big chunk of his tongue way in the back. It was long healed, but now I'm thinking maybe I should ride him with a bit less bridle. He does ok with the bit I'm using, but I don't wana be causing him any discomfort with his tongue.
I had his teeth floated in feb the guy didn't say anything about his tongue when he did it. He also drops his pellets when he eats now I think I know why with his tongue that way.
Does anyone else have a horse with this problem? And thoughts on what are good bit less bridles or bits to use on a horse with tongue problems.