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    01-29-2010, 05:16 PM
Quarter horse and snaffle

So I got my horse a year age now and I've been trying since then to get her to ride with a snaffle. My last ride didnt go so well, got on and went right on my face, got back on and she tried to roll on me. I can't seem to figure this horse out, that's makes the horse 4 and me um 0 lol. When I first got her she rode with a hackamore then she got to where she wouldent respond to it anymore, so I sought out advice and was told to go to the snaffle with no luck. Any ideas?
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    01-29-2010, 05:30 PM
How old is she? When you bit her does she willingly take the bit and then throw a tantrum? Or is it hard to get the bit in her mouth?
    01-29-2010, 07:18 PM
Have you much experience training/riding horses?
    01-29-2010, 07:29 PM
You need to go back to basics. If you don't know them, you need to find someone locally who can help you before you get hurt.
Sounds like this horse is lacking in any type of respect.
By basics I mean ground work before you ever get on her back
    01-29-2010, 08:39 PM
Sweet thanks for getting back to me. She is 5 now and no I have no experiance with them I have been working over the fone with a trainer do to financial issues I can't afford a trainer of any sort. I have ridden her with a hackamore its when I use the bit she gets weird she will take the bit just fine its when I mount and ask her to do things for me she goes crazy. I don't use emense amounts of pressure just trying to get herr used to it.
    01-29-2010, 08:52 PM
When a horse has issues, especially with a bit, the first thought is to go to a harsher bit. In reality you should go down a step back to a basic trainer like a bosal or just a rope halter with the reins attached to it. When the horse is giving to that pressure, giving its head left and right and down and back at the poll, you can move up to the next level which would be a snaffle. Does that make sense?
    01-29-2010, 09:18 PM
Yea that sounds good ill start fir thing in the morning thank u
    01-30-2010, 11:22 AM
Another thing to keep in mind. A horse reacts out of fear, pain, or respect. Try to figure out which one is happening with your horse and work from there.
Good luck and stay safe

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