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    01-08-2013, 08:18 PM
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Foal
Gaited Horse Bit

I am new to this forum and hope someone can help. I have a Missouri Fox Trotter and a am having a hard time finding a bit that works on her. She is a 9 year old mare. I have tried several different bits and and she constantly shakes her head. She even fights it as soon as it is put in her mouth. I have tied her up and just left them and none seem to work. I have tried a Myler 11335 with a mb 33, mild ported, snaffle, and several others.

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    01-09-2013, 09:56 AM
  #2
Green Broke
When were her teeth last done? Sounds like it's more than a bit problem.
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    01-09-2013, 10:32 AM
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Weanling
I would check her teeth for sure. Its sounds like her teeth are bad. Call your vet he can do them.
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    01-09-2013, 11:11 AM
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Foal
Thanks for the responses. I have only had this horse 2 months. We checked her teeth and had her wolf teeth pulled and floated her teeth. This was over 60 days ago. I have placed all these bits on a head stall and let her wear them for most of the day several days and she still shakes her head and wallers it around. When tied up she will rub the bit shank on the tie post.
     
    01-09-2013, 11:16 AM
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Green Broke
Are the bits big enough for her mouth? Not pinching the sides? You don't let her out loose with a bit in her mouth do you?
     
    01-09-2013, 11:19 AM
  #6
Foal
The bits are 5 inch and fit her good. I had a myler 5 1/2 inch and it was to wide. When I leave the bit in her mouth the is in a very small trap about 30 yards.
     
    01-09-2013, 11:22 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Have you tried a french link? She could have a low palate. Also are the mouthpieces thicker? They might not be comfortable in that they are too thick and need a thiner mouth piece.
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    01-09-2013, 11:27 AM
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Foal
Have not tried that but I will get one and try it. Thanks so much.
     
    01-09-2013, 11:40 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Could you contact the previous owners and see what bit they used? Also, ask them if she did this for them.
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    01-09-2013, 12:57 PM
  #10
Foal
This mare had not been ridden in 4 years at the previous owners. She is the best looking blue roan mft I have ever seen and I bought her. She was pretty green, but is coming along nicely and has a killer fox trot and flat walk
     

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