refuses the bit
Just want to get some more thoughts on how to get my 20 yo TB to take the bit..
He does everything else near perfect..I can even get my right arm under his chin, to over his face, but when the bit approaches him lips, off we go...backs up, throws head, we'd call it a "hissy fit" humanly speaking...
I will not resort to physical force, as I suppose somewhere in his past he's been mishandled., and he won't let the bit go properly when he does have it (backs off with it still in his mouth, wont let me gently take it, or release easily)
Others that have known him longer can get him to finally take it, but it is always some struggle. I have only been with him for three weeks, and he's been riderless for almost two years...
His teeth are ok, been examined...so it's "I don't wanna!" kinda fit..
So, what's the next Idea?