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post #1 of 2 Old 10-25-2009, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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First time training...

I have had horses my whole life, but I have gotten each of them when they are already trained. I got Sunny about 1 1/2 months ago. She is 18 months old. She hadnt been worked with too much before I got her besides just a little round pin work and ties. I am getting a round pin in about a month so I will work with her alot in that. I have played around alot with her like putting on saddles, winter blankets, etc and she does great. I am having alot of trouble getting a bit in her mouth. I would like to be able to get her used to it. I can put my thumbs in her mouth and she is ok with that, but not with the bit. I am a decent rider and I have alot of patience, but I have never started a horse before. Any suggestions of training tips I can use over the next few years would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-25-2009, 02:01 AM
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Babies will be babies! When you put her finger in her mouth, does she open her teeth or clench? What happens when you are trying to get the bit in her mouth? I would try just putting your lead shank in her mouth to get her to understand the idea before you put that hard thing in there. You want her comfortable opening her mouth and a lead shank is nice and soft just slide it in and let her chomp on it and realize its not that big of an issue. If she clenches her teeth to the bit, I would just hang in there until she opens her teeth and then leave her alone and let her think about it. You should be able to stick your fingers in there and have them automatically open there teeth before you put anything in there.
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