Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
One of the schoolies at my old lesson barn stoped taking the bit once, ended up he needed his teeth floated. But it's probably not that, most horses I think will accept the bit even if they need there teeth floated, it's just when you begin riding them that they get angry since there sore and all.
A trick I used on one of my horses was putting molases(sp?) on his bit, he liked it alot after that lol. Another thing I did (in the winter or whenever the bit was really cold), was warm the bit up before I put his bridle on.
I'm sure theres some other options too though, incase these don't work for you.
He knows when you're happy.
He knows when you're confident.
And he always knows when you have carrots.