Good bit for a mouthy horse

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Good bit for a mouthy horse

This is a discussion on Good bit for a mouthy horse within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • A good bit for a horse that plays with the bit
  • What bit for a mouthy horse

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-20-2011, 11:33 PM
Good bit for a mouthy horse

My QH has gotten too good at playing with her bit as a nervous habit. If I hold her back from the group she will play with the bit constantly until I get her settled down.I have a single jointed bit on there now. What type of bit would you suggest using on her? I don't need anything harsh, she's very well trained and has a soft mouth. Thanks!
Sponsored Links
    07-21-2011, 12:13 AM
If you don't mind the behavior and want to stimulate your horse, you might look at something with keys:

Or a cricket:

    07-21-2011, 12:33 AM
Maybe she needs to move, so instead of holding her back, keep her busy. So, if you want to hold her back, don't try to just dam up her energy, just let it flow into some sort of other work, like circling, backing sidepassing etc.
    07-22-2011, 12:12 AM
Ditto Tinyliny
    07-22-2011, 09:01 AM
I agree with tiny. My horse is pretty nervous too, so... I just give her job to think about. You can also consider something like this: Mikmar Bit Company (last one with roller). But personally I'd rather have horse focused on me than on bit.
    07-22-2011, 11:51 AM
Busy mouth = busy mind. Keep her focus on you. When she starts to grind on the bit put her mind to work, transitions, circles, backing, sidpassing etc.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouthy colt- I don't want to give up on him. trailhorserider Horse Training 11 02-19-2011 11:02 PM
Mouthy gelding kmcole30 Horse Training 20 09-12-2010 02:02 AM
Horse went mouthy and girthy. Mickey4793 Horse Training 5 03-16-2010 07:30 PM
Mouthy Man Piper182 Horse Training 4 07-01-2009 06:19 PM
very, very, VERY mouthy pony! sempre_cantando Horse Training 9 07-22-2008 07:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0