Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
What kind of bit are you using and what is it made of? How long have you had him and what did he have when you got him? How old is he, and what kind of training has he had?
Many horses dislike a bit because of the material it's made from, his training, and his rider. A well trained horse will go well with a string in his mouth and I believe that should be the goal of his trainer/rider. My go-to bit is a simple thick, Billy Allen mouth piece snaffle made with sweet iron. If any horse I buy/train does not go with that, then there is a hole in his training that I need to work on.
I also use a shanked Bill Allen but that is for showing and finished cow work - but 90% of the time it's a snaffle.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
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