Well as you know I got Carolina home this week. She's underweight, neglected and has been left in a pasture for two years. So sad to do that to any horse really. She's such a sweetheart. Hopefully she hasn't forgotten any of her level 4 training lol!
Anyway - I was messing about with her and decided to try out the new bit I got for her. A Korsteel Flexi Jointed Dee snaffle. One of those new ones with the peppermint flavouring.
Her new bridle hasn't been fitted to her and she hasn't worn a bridle in two years. So I was a little nervous. But I brought it out, let her sniff it for a moment, put the reins over her ears, clicked my tongue and she took the bit right away, no issue. It took me a couple of minutes to adjust the bridle to her and she just stood there waiting for me to finish.
I patted her all over and praised her, left it on for a few minutes while I ran my hand everywhere checking her over (she has tender feet right now) then praised her again and took the bridle off.
She snorted a bit and nudged the bridle like she was disappointed I took it off! I guess she was ready to get going and do something LOL!
Here's a pic of her checking stuff out in her new bridle...