Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Clacton, Essex UK.
Young horse just not listening to the bit?
I'm having a difficult time with my young loan pony she was backed last summer (with her owner) and clearly hasn't had much time being ridden without someone walking with her. She can get very nappy and upset without someone walking with her this isn't all the time but she can get very full on, and just doesn't listen to the bit even when she is with someone or is going fine she doesn't listen to the bit it's hard to stop whilst walking... i've had three other riders ride and confirm this... when I got her she was in a rubber straight loose ring snaffle bit which honestly was like riding with zero brakes... I then put her in a fulmer jointed snaffle (with fulmer loops) which helped a little but just isn't right...
She likes to lean on the bit and just ignore it completely...
I was thinking if maybe a hanging cheek snaffle?
Help?? : )