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    01-15-2013, 09:33 PM
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So I've been workin with my mare but wih a bosal because it's hard to bit her I can't tie her down tight because she already ripped two trees from heir roots and if she happens to hurt herself on the metal ties on the thingy she and I would be screwed but she throws her head up and I can reach to like eight foot so yeah and I'm doin this by myself
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    01-15-2013, 09:34 PM
Mare bosal bit training help saddle work
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    01-15-2013, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish99    
Mare bosal bit training help saddle work
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Are you asking for help with tie training, with bit fitting/training or....?
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    01-15-2013, 09:39 PM
Absolutely none of this makes sense.
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    01-15-2013, 09:41 PM
I need to bit my mare I have everything I can't bit her she's never been bitted before
    01-15-2013, 09:43 PM
So if I understand correctly, you can't get the bit in her mouth?

If so, you need to start by teaching her to lower her head. Most people will say gently press behind their poll until they ever so slightly give to pressure, then release your fingers quickly to reward them for giving their head. Repeat a gazillion times before attempting it with the bit.

I helped things along with my gelding by holding treat down low in the same hand that I am holding the bit, and kind of ask him to take the bit with the cookie. The first several times he still threw his head up but eventually I got to where I would present the bit, held nice and low, and he would take it and THEN I would give him a cookie. My gelding is very food oriented that way.

You know what? After re-reading the post, it sounds like you really have a tying problem, even more than a bitting problem. Not taking a bit is certainly a problem, but ripping trees out of the ground is even worse. Maybe someone with more experience can offer some typing advice. Your horse should give to halter pressure and not fight until she frees herself.
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    01-15-2013, 09:46 PM
Thankyou and yes she's actully pulled the two trees out until I can get to her and calm her but if it doesnt come out she will hit the tree with herself
    01-16-2013, 05:20 AM
I would tie her to a bigger tree...and maybe with a tire inner tube? How old is your horse? Have you had her teeth looked at? Is she broke?
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    01-16-2013, 06:04 AM
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I would find an actual trainer to help you with your mare.
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    01-16-2013, 12:47 PM
A horse ripping trees out of the ground and throwing herself at the trees is extreme. You need a trainer ASAP. Forget the bit training cause you have some major holes in your groundwork.
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