Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
If you have a vet out to look at her and it's not her teeth, she may just not like taking a bit.
If she was allowed to bully her previous owners, she may just be piggy about things she doesn't want to do.
Casper didn't like taking the bit, so I did the same thing I did with my now-deceased gelding. When bridling, I'd offer a treat in my hand under the bit. In order to get the treat, he had to accept the bit.
Worked like a charm, and eventually I didn't need the treat to get the bit in his mouth. It's just a routine now, and he even puts his head down for the bridle.
People say not to train with treats, but I've found for something like this sometimes it's just the easiest road to take. No fighting, no stress, and nobody gets hurts.