I ride a fairly young horse (not sure of her age) at the stable I work at. She's a lovely girl, but can really only be ridden in a hackamore...
Up until recently, this was ok with me, but now i'd like to take her training further and get her working properly in a bit. She's quite happy to have the bit put in her mouth and to be ridden with it in (she's been ridden in it before, but not much), but as sonn as it comes do doing any work with her, she's not so happy...
I'd like to have her working 'on the bit' and to be happy working in it, but I need some help! I have done things like this before, but not for a while, and not totally on my own! So any help can be appreciated!
This horse has previously been abused, and so she's still a bit nervy with having her head touched, but we've done a lot of work together, and I think she's actually starting to enjoy having her nose 'massaged'!!! :P I've got a good relationship with this horse - we've both taught each other a lot and have a fair bit of trust in each other.
She's a really responsive ride, stops very nicely from a walk and a trot just using your seat, and I ride her with very little rein, mainly leg and seat.
I know, I babbled!!
But help would be very much appreciated!