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post #1 of 9 Old 03-25-2009, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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calvin wont take the bit.

Here is another question that has to do with Calvin. he will not take the bit in his mouth. my friend bought him for a girl that used him in dressage so i figured maybe she hurt his mouth that way. because i have heard that if you hurt there mouth they will not want to take the bit. she says his teeth are fine but i keep telling her she needs to have them check. any advice on what to do??

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-25-2009, 12:13 PM
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See the couple of threads below this one. In the last week there have been 2 or 3 threads about bits.
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When was his last float? If you can rule out pain then I move to what kind of bit is she using? How does she bit him up, is it nice without teeth banging or just shoved in there?

If you can rule out pain, just go back to basics. You can try putting molasses on the bit or using bit wraps called Lickity Bits to make the bit taste like a treat.
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-25-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I never thought about that!!! you are good rosie9r!!

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my friend bought him for a girl that used him in dressage so i figured maybe she hurt his mouth that way.
Are you saying that riding a horse in dressage hurts the horses mouth???
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When was his last float? If you can rule out pain then I move to what kind of bit is she using? How does she bit him up, is it nice without teeth banging or just shoved in there?

If you can rule out pain, just go back to basics. You can try putting molasses on the bit or using bit wraps called Lickity Bits to make the bit taste like a treat.

Were can you get those?

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-26-2009, 11:30 AM
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Remember, if he's not opening up you can slip your thumb into the back of his mouth and press on the roof of his mouth, and he should open up. =)

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-28-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Are you saying that riding a horse in dressage hurts the horses mouth???
NO!! not be any means!! i was saying that he is a ex dressage horse and he had a young rider and she could have hurt him some how by doing that.

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