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    04-06-2011, 10:02 PM
Sores from bit

My horse has recently started using a bit in the last two months, however he started using a new bot exactly like the old one this last week and on the edge of his lips or the corner were the bit comes out his skin is flaking off. Is this just because it will callous or is it something else? The inside of his mouth looks fine.

Also, he is new to being pastures with others, he is typically at the bottom of the pecking order and he is usually a calm and relaxed boy, but today when I went to see him this evening he had an inch round chunk of skin missing by his cheek, it is about two cantilevers deep, I rinsed it and sprayed it with antiseptic and bacterial spray, he had an inch cut on his back hindquarter and his neck was swollen.
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    04-06-2011, 10:04 PM
And I know no one will know what happened, but how long does it usually take for horse to get used to one another? Any advice input will help.
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    04-06-2011, 10:31 PM
The horses might never get used to each other, but usually they will, and a few bites and kicks are normal when introducing horses.

As far as the bit, can you post a picture of the bit in the horses mouth?
    04-06-2011, 10:39 PM
I will tomorrow.
    04-06-2011, 10:42 PM
Thanks, it could be that the bit is too small, or that it is too high or low in the mouth, so a pic would help.
    04-06-2011, 11:19 PM
No problem, any help will help! I wanted badly to take a picture today, but today was the one day when I didn't bring my phone. Arg!
    04-06-2011, 11:20 PM
No worries, what kind of bit are you using?
    04-06-2011, 11:22 PM
A snaffle With a curb chain
    04-08-2011, 09:25 PM
Hey AlexS, I didnt get a picture of that bit, because we got a new one, a d-ring, that is pinch proof and he is definitely happier with it!

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