Can someone clarify "on the bit"

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Can someone clarify "on the bit"

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        07-21-2008, 08:18 PM
    Can someone clarify "on the bit"

    What is it exactly? Is it a good thing or bad thing? My trainer has said it to me a couple times but it never sunk in maybe its the way she explained it to me. But any help I would love!
    Thanks in advance.
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        07-21-2008, 08:27 PM
    This just came up 2 weeks ago. This thread should help you:
        07-21-2008, 08:59 PM

    K here is a question. So I can get her on the bit for a few seconds then she will raise her head back up. But then when she stays on the bit longer she will then go down with her head but her head is still "tucked", that is invasion of the bit? Is that right? I hope I explained that well
        07-21-2008, 09:23 PM
    Sounds like evasion. Getting it right is a matter of time, patience, and feel. Too much contact with her mouth and she will get behind the bit, too little and she will get above it. It takes time to get the right feel for the right contact.

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