Horse refusing the bit.
I have a four year old Quarter Horse. I bought him as a rescue last October from a lady who had no room for him, and he was in pretty bad shape when I got him. I started riding him over the Summer a few times in a bit less bridle and bare-back pad and he did great.
I started trying to get the bit in his mouth a few days ago. If you have someone holding him, after about four tries, you can finally get it in and he's fine.
If I'm alone, and have his head down, and trying to put the bit in, standing behind his head, he'll throw his head up, walk forward, push me away, etc, etc. All annoying. I've even tried to get him to take it with molasses on it, to no avail.
Can ya'll help?