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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi, My horse wont stop chomping on the bit? He is a 5 year old Clydie X TB who has been under saddle for about 8 months approx. He hasn't started this chomping the bit stuff until about four months ago, but it's getting worse now. Even when i first put his bridle on him in the stall, he starts...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just got a new mare 2 weeks ago. I have been trying to find a bit for her. I finally put a little s hackamore on her. She did good in it. But when I go to pull on my reins the hackamore turns out and the top of the bit diggs into her face. Is there anything I can do for that? Or should I get a...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    hi guys, I've recently got a new horse she's a lovely welsh so far ive only done flat work with her (I'm taking it slow) but I've been having some real troubles slowing her down at times.Some times she can loose her head a little completely ignores me its not always but she gets a bit over...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi, I have a 8 yo ottb who doesn't accept the bit very well. I have tried most every snaffle bit available with poor results. I bought a Micklem bridle about a month ago and started use it with a rubber snaffle. The problem is he is doing awesome while I am use the plastic bit connectors on the...
  5. Horse Training
    One of the horses I recently rescued(last Sunday) doesn't take the bit. I have tried the string trick, which worked but I don't want to do it every time. She will let me put my hand in her mouth, a lead rope, and of course the string. She just refuses to take the bit. She throws her head up...
  6. Eventing
    The boy I am riding right now was trained by a young rider who used his mouth to balance. As a result, I have to deal with his head-tossing and general reluctance to be on the bit. He will do it, and he is getting better, but he's just not used to having to accept something in his mouth even if...
  7. Horse Training
    I just inheiritted a 23 year old quarter horse stallion. He's very calm and is halter broken. I'm very new to horse owning as I inheiritted him from a close family friend of ours who passed away recently. So... the trouble we're having includes: he won't take a bit (he won't even open his...
  8. Horse Training
    I just started working with an out-of-shape 8-year-old AQHA mare who is just lovely. Her ground manners are excellent, doesn't seem to spook at anything, sweet personality, etc. She has been ridden off and on for the past few years, but nothing consistent. So she's green and has never quite been...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have a 15.2hh throughbred who is now 15 and still thinks shes 5! When on the flat she is hard on my hands but i can manage her and she wont do off with me. When jumping she is very strong which isnt too bad when shes actually jumping, its usually after a couple of jumps when, if shes in a...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I really hope I can get some reliable advice from posting here. I have a 6 year old mare who is kind of a "mutt" so to say. My vet says that she has some Morgan in her. She is a small horse, standing at 14-15 hh. She has a lot of energy and has a lot of troubles with just walking, instead of...
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