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    11-21-2010, 10:54 PM
I thought my new Foxtrotter didn't go well in any type of bit with a broken mouthpiece after I bought her, because she was always chewing and mouthing it. She was also sort of nervous in general, a bit barn sour, and would kind of get antsy whenever I gave her leg pressure (like to side-pass).

I rode her all summer (except when she was near foaling) and now I find I can ride her in a snaffle or tom thumb, no problem. She just needed a lot of riding and getting to know me (and me getting to know her). She side-passes like a charm now too. So in my mare's case it was anxiety. The anxiety of a new horse in a new home with a new rider.

So I can't speak for your guy, but it was that way for my girl. I also try to give her loose rein unless she is absolutely trying to go forward when I don't want her to, or at a speed faster than I want her to, then I check and release and/or circle around bushes and trees. But I think horses are always happier with less rein contact. Or at least only light rein contact.
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    11-21-2010, 10:57 PM
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Have you tried a simple noseband / nose closer? This might help. When my horse gets stressed out, he chomps on the bit too, and this helps him calm down a bit.
    11-22-2010, 12:42 AM
Nose closer? What is that?

bit, chewing, frustrating, help me, problem

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