06-26-2012, 03:56 AM
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Okay I am going to hire a Chinese person to take a weird contraption and try to put it on you.
Now you don't understand him, you don't know what the thing is.. how would you feel?
If it were me, I'd feel like if he tried to touch me, I'd kick his butt and not let that happen and evade him if possible. He'd try to tell me stuff but since I don't speak Chinese, we can't communicate.
Now I said all of that to have you think about what you're asking a horse to do.
This horse does not speak our language, he isn't sure about this equiptment, and you've taught him your hands are fine.
Just keep on slowly desensitizing him, and eventually he'll be fine. You aren't thinking reasonably if you expect him to stand there and think "oh that person's hands were okay, so I bet this weird thing is okay too" not likely, especially since your hands don't go in his mouth like the bit does, or have intricate buckles.
Just keep on working with him, and you'll be fine :)