Not responding to her bit as well... - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 07-15-2009, 10:59 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: with my horses <3
Posts: 119
• Horses: 2
i agree with JDI. i would get her a simple snaffle (with a french link if she prefers it.. my mare wont stand a single jointed bit)

the bit is nice, but in kind hands. probably not the best choice for beginners, and certainly not appropriate for neck reining.
Go The Distance is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 07-16-2009, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Posts: 788
• Horses: 7
I have found her another bit... a dogbone. It's working well for her, so we'll be keeping her in that.

And maybe I wasn't very clear, but the girl riding her now has been riding Ruby for awhile, and is anything but hard on her. She's always used the very lightest of touches, and it's only lately that she's had problems, and only in the arena. She's not such a beginner that she jerks and pulls, and she's had riding lessons before.

At any rate, thank you for your kind advice.
RubaiyateBandit is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 07-19-2009, 04:45 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,784
• Horses: 4
I had the same problem for the first 6 monthys of having my horse & This may sound really stupid, but it solved the problem in my 23yr old tb mare...


I pulled the bit off completely and put her into a hackamore, it took a little getting used to for her, she was confused as ever, backing up instead of going forwards, left instead of right, you get the idea, but after 20 minutes of quiet, soft attempts, and we were jumping in it the next day, she is now better than she ever was before.. she also used to bolt like there was a wolf hangin on to her tail (funny that though as we dont have wolves in NZ lol)
But it has also stopped that aswell, and you say you have beginners/novices on her? I think the hackamore would be an idea to consider as then the riders won't accidently pull on her mouth and hurt her.

Good luck :)
This is bubbles now... 4th time being ridden in hackamore

first time actually going ovcer 90cm... before she used to refuse constantly.


^ Then when i dont release because im expecting a refusal, I don't feel quite so guilty about hurting her mouth. It's BRILLIANT

You can't see hackamore very well in these pics, but you get the idea :)

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
HollyBubbles is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 07-19-2009, 08:53 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 341
• Horses: 1
You put THAT in her mouth?! Owy. I have heard that some horses will be fine with a bit for an ammount of time, but then decide for a change.
SallyRC123 is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 07-19-2009, 08:56 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 341
• Horses: 1
My apologies, didn't read the entire post. You sound like you know what you're doing, I've recently been enlightened on the effects of different bits and am having a hard time coming to terms with it! Some can be extremely painful.

Good Luck
SallyRC123 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
responding to names aushorse Horse Training 24 05-12-2009 10:58 PM
responding and deleting farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 18 06-13-2008 08:27 PM
Responding better to different types of saddles? SonnyWimps Horse Tack and Equipment 1 04-03-2008 07:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome