Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
He has just been a butt to work with in the bit. He takes it very willingly, but does everything he can to ignore it when we're working. Put him in a hackamore (we use a little S) and he's happy as a clam and remembers all his training. I've had my trainer friend look at his teeth (and I have, as well) and there aren't any points or anything that would bother him (can't even find his wolf teeth).
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Gosh, those were Zane's symptoms exactly! He totally ignored the snaffle bit, to the point of turning into the rein pressure instead of giving to it. It's like he was loosing his training.
Actually, YOU inspired me to try the hackamore. I don't have a Little S, but I have a similar hackamore and it had a rope noseband and I cut that off and put a plain leather curb strap as a noseband and that is what I tried on him. I was inspired to try it after our bitting problems and I read that you used the Little S for trails. So you inspired ME.
I believe they are loosing baby caps at this age, and on up to maybe age 5 or 6? I will have to look that up. I think they loose a few each year until they have all their adult teeth erupted.