Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Bit or No Bit?
My 11 year old gelding (who I've had for a while) was once ridden bitless, but has flopped back and forth for most of his life. I've never ridden bitless, so I was just curious what the benefits and drawbacks would be?
I also find that when I ride him in any bit (I normally school him in an eggbutt snaffle as he has a decently soft mouth, and gives to the bit pretty well), he sticks his tounge out the side of his mouth. I've tried putting a flash on him, but he always manages to wiggle it out the corner of his mouth - and I think they've always looked a little mean. Could that be because he prefers bitless, or just a quirk? I've had mixed responses.
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