Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Please understand I'm no expert, but I do have something I think should help ...
Given everything is healed, and he is just doing this ... to do it -
I think he is doing one of two things -
A. He is used to the bit hurting, so he wants to drop it before it does
B. He just doesn't like the bit
Out of curiousity, what type of bit are you using? I would hope a smooth snaffle or french link ... I hate loose rings, but that's just because I'm like that, not because anything special :) I would put him in a french link if at all possible. Just the most comfy. Or a Myler if you can afford it, but I know I can't :p
I would just keep doing what your doing, if what your doing is what I think your doing (make sense?) ...
I would just maybe put him in a small dry lot, if you can, arena, something to that nature, and let him go. Just put the saddle and bridle on, run up the stirrups, take off the reins, and let him go. Just let him do his own thing. Don't particularly make him work unless he tries to roll or something ;) Just do this as much as you can. I would just not ride untill he chills. Then just light work :)
Hope I helped!!
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