Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Whoever told you that is dangerous besides being a moron!!!!! You try putting something under your tongue and push it the way a bit works.
So let me summarize this ... you have the bit under his tongue, your saddle is improperly adjusted and he is galled, and you whipped him to make him more. Nidiaz, you are very lucky no one got hurt (except that poor horse).
The fact that your horse didn't try to hurt you when you rode him and used the reins is a credit to him. Find someone who knows something about horses or sell him before you hurt that patient horse or he hurts someone out of pain. The fact that you had no one to teach you and the advise you got is so wrong that it borders cruelty, indicates that you need help fast.
This may sound harsh but you may not be ready for a horse. You need to learn how to care for one first. That does not mean just feeding them but all the other things that "care" means. When and how to give shots, or wormer, how to monitor his nutrition, what each piece of tack is and how it works - just to name a few things.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.