Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy
I have a strict rule that mine do not eat with a bit in, period. After the initial setting of that boundary, I never have any problems.
I do ride some ponies, however, that practically unseat you if they catch your off guard, little buggers!
This last filly I got had a bit in her mouth twice for teaching her to take the bit before I bought her, but hasn't experienced on in well over 2 years since I got her. My older mare doesn't know what a bit is
. Haven't used a bit in about 40 years so it's been a LONG time since I had to think about removing a bridle for ease of grazing.