Need help selecting English bit... again

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Need help selecting English bit... again

This is a discussion on Need help selecting English bit... again within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-21-2012, 05:33 PM
    Need help selecting English bit... again

    So I rode Mellow for the third time today with just a simple loose ring snaffle (my mare's) and I might as well have had nothing in his mouth at all. I'm starting to think that a mild french link snaffle might not work for him. Any suggestions?
    Sponsored Links
        05-21-2012, 05:36 PM
    Are you sure there is no underlying training problem?
        05-21-2012, 06:06 PM
    There might be. He's a very stubborn little pony. He was hell bent on getting back to his pasture mate. Refused to turn right. Got off and tried to get him to back up manually, and he planted those hooves and refused to move. I think he knows how to be a good pony, but he's been out to pasture and allowed to get away with too much.
        05-21-2012, 06:46 PM
    Does the bit fit-him properly? It sounds like it could be too loose if it's not doing anything.
        05-21-2012, 08:10 PM
    It definitely sounds like a training thing to me. Take him to his pasture and work his little butt off, and only let him rest when he is facing away from them standing a little ways off....You gotta win every battle and be persistant until he gives, then give a BIG reward.

    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
    Selecting the right bit!! BarrelRacer3 Horse Training 4 05-07-2012 02:38 AM
    Need help selecting English bit musicalmarie1 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 04-30-2012 03:05 AM
    What do you look for when selecting a trainer? sillyhorses Horse Training 3 12-20-2011 11:55 PM
    Selecting the right saddle beepine Horse Tack and Equipment 1 10-25-2009 06:28 AM
    Need help selecting a bit Breanna Horse Tack and Equipment 5 09-11-2009 08:05 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 PM.

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