After all of this "bit drama," and all horse things in general, I realized the majority of my worries come from me being terrified to cause my horse pain. Where this is a good trait (IMO) it also has it's bad sides. i.e. me worrying 24/7, and sometimes I get so stressed and bent out of shape I forget the whole reason to ride...TO HAVE FUN! I just care so much about my horse, I would be devastated if I hurt him
How are ways to tell if your horse is irritated, in pain, etc? Is it obvious? My mom always says,"You'll know," but my horse seems to be pretty go with the flow. That being said, he certainly voices his opinion on what he thinks about lead changes or difficult lateral movments
I'm mainly looking for ways to tell if your horse doesn't like a bit, that's the particular situation I'm in, but anything else will be useful for a worrier like me! Oh, btw, does anyone else get like this?
Please share your ways/experiences of telling what your horse has to say about things!
P.S. thought it was a suitable place to post in "horse talk," get it, what your horse has to say? Haha, I crack myself up