Originally Posted by Sketter
put a mild bit in her mouth like a happy mouth or a rubber bit, they are the best for starting out with training, and make sure you take your time the first time you put it its mouth they can be super sensetive :)
I second the happy mouth bit! I love them! I let young horses wear it for 4 or 5 days increasing the time each day, they can bite and chew on it all the want and it doesnt hurt them...Then I move to a double chain bit (for the mountain horses) but you have to have soft hands!!!! Or else you will tear up a horses mouth! The best thing imo is to put that happy mouth in there untill they are content with it...ground drive them in it, work off their head, then move to the happy mouth, then move to a bit and be easy easy easy...