Originally Posted by rbarlo32
Basically everything, it is not how I would train a baby. Personally a think a baby should be bitted at that age. That isn't how I have trained any of my guys to wear a rug. Not saying I am right and every one else is wrong just my opinion.
The bit doesn't hurt them any :) It just sits in their mouths really, and if you put a little bit of sugar on it you can REALLY teach them that the bit is a treat! It's a good training exercise for any age, specially a future riding horse. And teaching them to wear things? Well, sometimes they put up a fight. My mare as a 3 year old would fight and pull and try to bolt at the sight of her blanket, it took a little while, but after she worked her fight out and got the blanket on she was rewarded and is now the easiest horse to blanket.