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    01-30-2010, 01:55 AM
  #1
Foal
Sore mouth?

My pony Vello has sores on either side of his mouth. This is a new thing, He is very light in his snaffel, and yet is obtaining sores.

Any advice? Should I switch bits? Hmm, so strange.

Thanks.
     
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    01-30-2010, 02:21 AM
  #2
Weanling
What kind of cheek piece is it? Loose rings can catch the lips when they slide. Bit guards can solve this if it is the problem. The mouth piece could also be too short or too long, or too large/small in diameter and is rubbing. Also check if the bit is dirty or starting to rust. Wash it anyways, because if you cleaned it with something that was corrosive/toxic (like polish), or the soap, etcetera didn't rinse off completely when it was last washed.
Check bridle fit, too. Leather can shrink in cold weather, or if you've recently bought a new bridle it could be needing adjustment.

If it isn't the bit, it could be your hands. Critique yourself honestly or ask your trainer to assess your hands and give her opinion.
     
    01-30-2010, 02:30 AM
  #3
Green Broke
It could be that the bit is too small for his mouth. He should have about 1/2" of space between the corners of his mouth and the sides of the bit.

A picture would help, with and without his bridle on.
     
    01-30-2010, 02:30 AM
  #4
Foal
Alright thanks! I will run through this checklist tomorrow at the stable.
It is an loose D ring, and I think tomorrow I will put him in his copper eggbut* snaffel see if that fixes anything.
     
    01-30-2010, 02:32 AM
  #5
Foal
Luvs2ride1979* will take some photos tomorrow and post!
     
    02-03-2010, 01:43 AM
  #6
Foal
I went to take pictures of his mouth today, but his sores are all healed up from a day off.

Riding him in his pelham he doesn't sore.

Is typically ride him in a loose ring snaffel, but this causes with sores.

What are some show legal bits that I could try out?
     
    02-03-2010, 01:56 AM
  #7
Green Broke
It could be that your loose ring is just too small for him and is pinching. It sounds like that is the case. If so, you could try the same bit, just 1/2" bigger. An egg butt or d-ring with the same mouth piece might be a good option as well.
     
    02-03-2010, 02:01 AM
  #8
Foal
Alright! That could be it! I got the bit second hand, and it seemed to fit, 5 1/2 is his regular size but possibly this one ran small.
     
    02-03-2010, 11:20 AM
  #9
Green Broke
You often need to go up a size with loose rings. My mare can wear a 5 or 5.25" d-ring or egg butt, but her loose ring (french link) is a 5.5".
     

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