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Posted 2/13/2015 4:29:47 PM


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So for almost the whole time I've had baylee I've been riding her in this bit
http://www.sstack.com/English_Bits_Kimberwick/FES-Kimberwick-Snaffle
But it is my trainer's bit that I was borrowing so now that I am moving I have to give it back. I can't find another one anywhere so I went ahead and bought and single jointed uxeter kimberwick. She rides in it the same as with the other one except with this one she is a whole lot stronger and is almost pulling through the bit. I couldn't get her to slow down from a trot. Keep in mind that I know you shouldn't rely on the bit and I don't she just doesn't have the training right now to whoa off of leg and seat cues (something we are working on but need a bit first). So is there a way to help stop this? Or is it the bit? The mouthpiece on this new bit is a little bit thicker. I'm afraid to go up to a more severe bit because I don't want her to learn to pull against that one too. But I'm thinking about a little s hackamore and a smooth mouth jr cowhorse.

Though she be but little, she is fierce

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Posted 2/13/2015 8:04:24 PM


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Do you use it as a snaffle or as a curb? I'd just get her softer in the mouth. Do lots of flexing and teach her as soon as she gives in the pressure will go away.

Thanks Abra!

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Posted 2/13/2015 8:26:55 PM


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Using it as a curb.
I just don't why she is doing that all of a sudden. She's always had such a soft mouth. I guess maybe she was distracted because a new horse had just arrived at the barn a few mins before I got on and they were calling back and forth. She goes good most of the time in my egg but snaffle so I will probably use that and work more on what you said

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Posted 2/14/2015 7:21:02 AM


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Hhm maybe she was just having an off day and was distracted like you said because of the other horse that was there. Sometimes my horses will be like that, where there are days they don't want to listen very well.

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Posted 2/14/2015 7:23:50 AM


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Is she rooting?

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