Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
First I would have his mouth checked. I just got a 20 year old Arabian gelding that still has his wolf teeth so I can't imagine the last time he was floated.
Next I would put him in a snaffle and see how he goes. The old owner may not have had the problem but subsequent owners may have caused it. Once the physical part is taken out of the equation, it leaves the bit, the bridle adjustment, and training. You need to start eliminating each one until you find the reason.
Good luck with your new horse and welcome to the forum!
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