mouthy horse?

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

mouthy horse?

This is a discussion on mouthy horse? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Mouthy horses when ridden

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By SlideStop

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2013, 08:33 PM
mouthy horse?

Hey, my horse Rose is very expressive with her bit in. We are using a double jointed loose ring snaffle. She gapes her mouth open with contact, and she also moves her lips around. It kinda looks like that sensitive smell thingy but her head ain't in the air. I've gotten her teeth checked, I have light hands, but you have to have contact with her or she becomes a ferrari I just don't know what she's doing and why. Please let me know what to do, as it is very unattractive at shows. -thanks
Sponsored Links
    09-24-2013, 08:36 PM
I forgot to add that she only starts doing it when she gets really really excited. When I ride her she gets more and more excited as we ride. Therefore at the end of the lesson when we are rapping up and jumping( which she LOVES) she does this.She is in no pain. She's been checked
    09-24-2013, 09:33 PM
Green Broke
I'd quit jumping for a while and go back to flat work and get her to relax. All the busy mouth play is usually a sign of anxiety, where its scared or excited. Starting slow from pole work will her anxiety in check. If she starts getting worked up, throwing her head around, and taking off its a sign she cannot hand what your asking her to do.
BreakableRider likes this.
    09-24-2013, 09:59 PM
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense;)
    09-24-2013, 10:22 PM
Green Broke
Sorry for all the spelling errors! Wow... that post was bad!

Good luck with your re-training!
    09-25-2013, 01:20 PM
Getting mouthy is just a symptom of the problem. She gets anxious and worked up and that's her outlet. Quit jumping and go back to basics, get her where she will w/t/c on a loose rein and i'd be willing to bet that this will go away. You need to get her mind calmed down first, if you are just holding her back physically the problem will stay.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse very mouthy on bit... any ideas? cebee Horse Training 21 09-24-2013 08:12 PM
Someone else's mouthy horse? demonwolfmoon Horse Talk 14 02-12-2013 10:55 PM
Bit recommendation for my mouthy horse Newby32 Horse Tack and Equipment 17 02-08-2012 11:53 PM
Good bit for a mouthy horse tcb5040 Horse Tack and Equipment 5 07-22-2011 11:51 AM
Horse went mouthy and girthy. Mickey4793 Horse Training 5 03-16-2010 07:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0