Suddenly wont take the bit!
My gelding, Colt, was always a perfect gentleman while taking the bit, but recently has been kind of a butt about it! He swings his head away and holds his head up high (hes 16 hands) I don't know why he is suddenly so reluctant! I've been putting on bridles since I was little and I've been riding him for several years and it is quite suddenly that he steps away, swings his head, etc. I have tried making him work when he refuses to give me his head, making him do small circles repeatedly till he decides standing still is easier. It's no fun when I have to do this every time before I ride, and I feel as if it's not getting better. Advice? Tips? Training ideas? Or maybe he just plain needs his teeth done. However he couldn't care less once the bit is in, doesn't act in pain, and his eating is normal