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Lindo and Venus 05-28-2013 10:51 PM

Training horse, bit ideas?
 
So I have this 2 year old that I am starting to break in. I have never broke in a horse before, so I need some bit tips. Most of my horses use snaffle, but I have tried that on her and she just hates it!

toto 05-28-2013 10:56 PM

does she kinda make funny faces when you put it in her mouth ( funny mouth)? Lol.

Kayty 05-29-2013 02:58 AM

Before you mouth her, make sure you get her teeth attended to. If you try putting a bit on top of wolf teeth or other dental issues as a 'baby', I can assure you that she will have long term issues with bitting.
It is normal for a young horse to pull faces and give a bit of resistance to the first time they wear a bit. I was lucky with my current youngster, once he realised that it was going to kill him, he decided a bit was the most fantastic toy out, and now opens his mouth to take it with his 'happy face' on!

Lindo and Venus 06-10-2013 04:44 AM

yes she does pull funny faces and has been checked by the vet, she has been trained to a bit for the past 6 months and is happy with it, but not snaffle

Chiilaa 06-10-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Lindo and Venus (Post 2756378)
yes she does pull funny faces and has been checked by the vet, she has been trained to a bit for the past 6 months and is happy with it, but not snaffle

What sort of bit were you using previously?

SEAmom 06-10-2013 11:34 AM

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Which snaffles have you tried and which bit have you used the most often?
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Lindo and Venus 06-10-2013 08:06 PM

We have previously been using snaffle, as that's what all my others use
And we use egg butt snaffles for most of our horses

SEAmom 06-10-2013 11:31 PM

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Did you use the eggbutt on this horse as well? Is it single or double jointed?
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BarrelracingArabian 06-10-2013 11:37 PM

I'd mess around with different snaffles. My gelding hated my D ring but did great in a full cheek.

Lindo and Venus 06-11-2013 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SEAmom (Post 2764945)
Did you use the eggbutt on this horse as well? Is it single or double jointed?
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Yea tried that but hates it :( and have tried D ring snaffle hates that too, and double jointed last I checked...


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