Ok so my mare Reina has been started under saddle for a few months now. She tackles everything like a pro and rides like she's been doing it forever. She's very responsive. Our only issue comes when taking the bit. As soon as we try to put it in her mouth she freaks out and sets back hard once she realizes she's not getting away she calms down. So we try again and nine times out of ten she'll take it calm and nice. Its like she has to get it out of her system first.
I do find it a bit of a hassle so I started riding her in a hackamore and she rides perfect in it. She will go forward, stop, backwards, and turn just fine. So I guess my question is should I just continue to ignore her one quirk and use the hackamore or should I figure out how to get her used to taking the bit. Or wait a while for the bit? Its not like she's dangerous in the hackamore
Thanks for any opinions / advice
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