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post #1 of 49 Old 01-29-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bit evasion PLS HELP!

Ok im going to keep this short, I have a 9 year old thoroughbred/appaloosa cross, she is my speed horse and I've owned her for 2 years she has this problem with evasion of the bit when asked to stop. She is in a med port long shank curb bit she is my speed hrose so the not stoppign is dangerous. When she's asked to stop she throws her head and pulls it up in the air and wont stop, as I said being a speed hrose this is dangerous.. before I get nasty messages she is in a bozo sidepull hackamore for speed she does teh same thing leading me to believe its teh chain ... I've looseend it tightened it idk what to do .. I've tried other bits.
She can't use a snaffle due to mental and physical trauma. If I put her in a tie down its not as bad because she doesnt pull her head up because she can't but, I don't feel this is fair to her. Pls help me im not balancing on my hands and she doesnt do this on my english pelham bit. I really want to help her without havign to get a meaner bit. Pls excuse my typing im dsylexic and tired so my grammar is reallly bad tonight.
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post #2 of 49 Old 01-29-2013, 10:25 PM
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She's fine in the Pelham? Have you tried running her in that? Seems the simplest
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Sounds like to me you need to "park" her when you're done running. Pick a spot on the rail and "park" her nose on it. When she smacks her head on the wall once or twice she'll learn to stop. Try being a more active rider and see if that helps. You can put all the metal in her mount you want and it may or may not fix the problem. See if it's just a change in your riding that can fix it.
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Yeah... A tiedown likely won't fix your problem.

Have you tried a french link? Many horses like them, as they don't have a nutcracker action. Either that or something with a roller/barrel might be good, too.

Maybe some myler bits can help her. Aside from that, have you checked for signs of pain? Mouth ulcers or sores? She may have a very shallow pallet and the port could be bugging her, especially if she doesn't like a snaffle.
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Get her back on the ground, and back to driving, get a solid stop on the horse ground driving, drive her down the fence line, try to get her to stop, when she won't stop, pull a rein the other direction and pop her head off the panel. She'll learn to stop pretty quickly. Make sure you a get a good stop on her before you ride her out the roundpen. Don't pull harder on her head and try and muscle her into a stop either, that will make everything a lot worse.

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She's fine in the Pelham? Have you tried running her in that? Seems the simplest
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because pelhams are not legal for western speed shows
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I guess I didnt post it rosi is blind so she's never going to see the end of teh arena so letting her run into its a bit mean lol she crashed inotmy fence during aslide stop because she didnt stop when asked ... for who mentioned bout the tiedown .. it does work very well it keeps her from yankin her head up to avoid it and she stops on a dime but idotn wnat to lock her head down........ as far as I kno french links are an english bit adn not western speed show approved I have not tried a roller I wanted to but iwanted to be sure.
I can make her stop in teh bits she has if she keeps her head down. Also as for french link snaffle altho its a double break she was abused with a snaffle and cannot use broken bits they tore up her mouth and she is afraid of them seh will rear and freak out.
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because pelhams are not legal for western speed shows
We run anything. I've seen halters and lead ropes.
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Yeah... A tiedown likely won't fix your problem.

Have you tried a french link? Many horses like them, as they don't have a nutcracker action. Either that or something with a roller/barrel might be good, too.

Maybe some myler bits can help her. Aside from that, have you checked for signs of pain? Mouth ulcers or sores? She may have a very shallow pallet and the port could be bugging her, especially if she doesn't like a snaffle.
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yes she's had her teeth done recently mouth has been checked out so has her back and saddle fit. She had a single break snaffle DUG into her pallet she hates snaffles she rather likes cubs but as I said she also does this ina hackamore so I wonder if they didnt dig a chain into her aswell because whe nthey couldnt put a snaffle in her mouth they took a mechanical hackamore and rode her in that the girl was REALLLY heavy on the hands and her nose doesnt hold hair anymore qnd the area the curb chain would sit if it was reallly tight has scar tissue
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How about a bosal set up??

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