Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Have you ever tried her in a hackamore before? If you do, it will tell you if it really is her not liking the bit, or if she's just being dominating. If she responds well in a hackamore, then try to get a lighter bit, and teach her from the ground to respond (maybe ground driving or lunging?) if she doesn't respond well in a hackamore, then you can pretty much bet she is just being pushy. In that case she needs to be taught to respect the bit, which could also be fixed by some ground training. Either way, good luck. If it was me, I would see if she responds in a hackamore and move forward from there.
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