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post #1 of 9 Old 05-15-2009, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Chews bit...

Sheena chews her bit when I ride her but mostly after I stop or walk her. I have the bit set low enough, and I don't know how she getis it in her teeth!!! Please help!!!

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-15-2009, 10:20 AM
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Is she actually chewing it between her teeth or is she just playing with it and making it jingle while she just chews her teeth? It is pretty common for horses to play with or "chew" the bit when they have a chance to relax. Unless it turns into head slinging or some other major problem, I wouldn't worry about it.

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When was her last dental?
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When was her last dental?
Quite a while ago but she's getting one on the 27th...so..soon!

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Is she actually chewing it between her teeth or is she just playing with it and making it jingle while she just chews her teeth? It is pretty common for horses to play with or "chew" the bit when they have a chance to relax. Unless it turns into head slinging or some other major problem, I wouldn't worry about it.
She chews it between her teeth...like I can hear the noise of the bit hitting her teeth...but like I said its low enough and idk how she gets it there!!!!!!

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Maybe it's too low? And are you sure it isn't the sound of her clicking her teeth together? Or maybe it's the sound of it hitting the front of her teeth, but isn't in between them? Does she seem upset? If not, I wouldn't worry.

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Maybe it's too low? And are you sure it isn't the sound of her clicking her teeth together? Or maybe it's the sound of it hitting the front of her teeth, but isn't in between them? Does she seem upset? If not, I wouldn't worry.
Its not too low...and its not her teeth hitting each other because it sounds like metal angainst tooth..LOL

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Does she still have her wolf teeth? The bit could be hitting them. I agree with Ricci, if she is calm and doesn't seem to be upset and if there are no other problems; nosing out, head slinging, etc. then I wouldn't worry. Many horses chew the bit and most the time it is when they are relaxed.

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Does she still have her wolf teeth? The bit could be hitting them. I agree with Ricci, if she is calm and doesn't seem to be upset and if there are no other problems; nosing out, head slinging, etc. then I wouldn't worry. Many horses chew the bit and most the time it is when they are relaxed.
no wolf teeth LOL Thanks

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