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post #1 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Bit for controlling.

Hello there, you have heard of my crazy palomino boy, Snowy right? Well, he goes crazy when I go in this certrain paddock and gallops NOT on command. I tried to pull the riens in all directions but he didn't stop, can you tell me what sort of bit I should get? Thank you.
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 08:28 AM
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Needs more training. Not a new bit
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 08:31 AM
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Welcome to the forum, Stacey!

What's in the paddock? What sets him off? What's his usual behaviour like on the trails, in an arena, in any other paddock? Please give us lots of details (breed, size, your riding experience, his level of training, current tack he's ridden in etc).

A different bit is rarely the solution to this kind of thing
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 09:46 AM
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Unfortunately bit is usually not an answer to such issues. You better get some lessons and/or training. Good trainer does wonders!

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post #5 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 10:05 AM
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I agree with all the other posts. Sometimes a stronger bit only makes things worse.
He's not listening to you.
You can try to get his attention be insisting that he only works in very small circles the minute he goes in that field, constantly changing direction so he has to focus his mind on that and not on galloping off. Keep a contact with his mouth all the time rather than having him on a loose rein that he can 'run into'
If he settles down you can gradually increase the size of the circles but the moment he starts any tricks quickly decrease them again
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 10:07 AM
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I'm with all of them, more training, more lessons.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 11:06 AM
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Based on your other threads, it sounds like your horse isn't interested in your thoughts. That is all training, and not a bit issue.

Help With Lunging!?

Playful or Meanful?

He isn't very big, so needing extra oomph to move his head shouldn't be the issue. What training did he have before you got him?

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 04:12 PM
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Stacey... I have been reading your posts.. and it sounds like you wanted a beautiful horse and you now have one. It also sounds like what you know about horses came from stories and movies and not hands on experience.

I am going to say this.. not to hurt you but to try to get you to realize you may get hurt or killed from your own lack of knowledge.

You need experience and knowledge before getting a horse. It would be so wise of you to sell or re-home this horse now.. before someone is hurt. Take the money you would have spent on owning and boarding and keeping shoes on a horse and spend it on riding lessons. To get more experience find out about working in a boarding barn doing work like cleaning stalls and tack in trade for lessons and experience.

It sounds like you know very little and your horse may be very beautiful and very untrained (from the sound of it). Both of you will suffer.. you may get hurt of killed and if you are, it is likely someone will put that pretty horse down.

Save both of you. Sell him. Take the money and buy lessons so you learn. Get experience and knowledge first and.. in a couple of YEARS.. go and buy an older, well trained, experienced horse. Please.

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post #9 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 08:03 PM
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Get a trainer to work with BOTH of you. Not just your horse, so you know what to do to keep his respect. (:
Don't give up on him like Elana said (I respect her post, it makes sense, but if you really love this particular horse, just get some help. Don't try it on your own.
Good luck!
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 08:12 PM
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Just getting a stronger bit won't help. If he goes faster than you want simply turn him. Make him circle and don't let him walk on til he is going the speed you want. I suggest looking into a trainer. You will much happier with one as well as more confident in what your doing.
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