Does your horse only chew on the bit, or is he rolling his tongue around and over the bit?
Sadly, we put Sam in a bit for the first time since his teeth were floated and he is still screwing around with his tongue.
Our trainer was watching and did some checking and the goofball is bringing his tongue over the bit. Bit fit is proper. This is all behavior. It may have started from teeth, but now it is habit.
My trainer suggested we try him on a roller bit, so he has something to play with. But he also said they were harsher and he would ride him the first few times to make sure Sam responds well to it before putting me in the saddle.
Or, I stay with the hackamore.
Without turning this into a non-helpful thread to you, can you tell me if you believe or have considered if your horse is flipping his tongue over the bit?
Will a roller bit help with my problem? Why is it harsher?