Originally Posted by AbbieWalters
My horse will not accept a Snaffle bit so we used a Curb bit and we barely got it on him. My dad was riding him bareback with that on and he kept on tossing his head and tried to Crow Hop him and rear but when I got on he tossed his head but didn't try to spook. Im only 12 and I weigh 106 pounds. My aunt bought me a whole entire bridle set and she bought a tie-down and a breast collar with it, should I use that? My horse has only been ridden 3 times since we have had him but he is a rescue and all we know is that apparently he has been ridden and was trained at one point.My dad is really skinny and my horse is like a Welsh/Qh and he is 13.2 hh. The lady who rescued him rode him once and she used a english bridle with a full mouth snaffle and she gave it to us but he wouldnt accept it, for about an 30 mins out of the hour that we rode him he kept on licking his mouth and my uncle said that the Curb bit was a little bit big for him. I want to do barrels with him him and he overal did better than what I expected and I want to know how can I get him used to using a bit and if we go out and ride him almost every weekend how long would it take before I would be able to do barrels with him?I thought of putting honey on the bit so he will eventauly take it without the honey and so he thinks its a good thing and not something from hell lol.
Someone was saying that their horse chews everything. I recommended calling the vet and/or dentist. She might have a problem with her teeth and it may be really hurting her which she doesn't like it because of that...