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post #1 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Please Help Me :( .....Bit Rubs....

Hello everyone! I am in desperate need of help!

My new horse ,Lucas, just arrived this past sunday and today was the second time I have every ridden him. He is so lovely and has the softest mouth ever!

But when I got off and removed his bit, I noticed some blood in the corners. On the left side, there is a small rub from the bit and it was slightly bloody!

I don't know what to do or what caused it! The bridle I used was not mine and I had to hastily adjust it myself. Can someone maybe tell me what causes bit rubs and what I can do to heal it and prevent it from getting worse.

Here's a picture of the bit I use:



And here is the bloody corner:



I know that it isnt all that bad, but I would really like to know what I can do about it! Can it be caused by the bridle being too tight or too loose? Is it caused by the bit being the wrong size? Please and thankyou!!!

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post #2 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:13 AM
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The pictures didn't show up for me. Make sure you do not have the bit too high in the horse's mouth. I go for the small "grin". Also, you can buy bit guards at the tack store. They are common on barrel racing bits. They are round and protect the mouth from being rubbed raw.
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post #3 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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sorry. the pictures worked for me :/ but thanks anyways!

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post #4 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:17 AM
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Bit could be too small, pinching, or not smooth.

What kind of bit is it (doesn't show up for me either) ?

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post #5 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Im sorry I thought that the pictures would work. It is an english bit. It is a ribbed-rubber happy mouth "D" snaffle. It's 5" across which is the smallest size at the tack store. Lucas has a really skinny face though

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post #6 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:19 AM
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i think you may have linked the photos from your email. if you do that, you can see them but no one else can. Try saving them to your computer and attaching them using the paperclip icon.

I'm assuming the bit came with the horse? I could very well be too small, and the bridle could have been adjusted wrong so that the bit was too high in his mouth.
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post #7 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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thanks. Ill repost the tread i guess

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post #8 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Ok Here;e the pictures.. I hope they work this time! :)
[IMG]file:///Users/baileysmith000/bit1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]file:///Users/baileysmith000/bit2.jpg[/IMG]

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post #9 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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Those didn't work either. Just upload the pics to a photo hosting site, like Photobucket, and then copy and paste the "IMG code" into your reply.

http://i42.tinypic.com/140y8lj.png
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post #10 of 42 Old 05-09-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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ok ya nevermind...let me try this again...

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