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This teenaged bay Arabian gelding is in rehabilitation. Watch his progress as he goes through eye surgery, gains weight and returns to his original beauty!

Postby Altanera on Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:40 pm

An idea for the bit is to put a bridle on him with a bit in his mouth but do not attach reins, but ride him off of the rope halter. Maybe he is green to the bit and this will give him more time to get use to it or maybe he has had bad experinces and this will allow him to have good experinces with the bit. After riding several sensitve mouthed TBs, I have come up with this method to get them to trust the bit and it seem to work well with them.
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Postby myhorsefaith on Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:47 pm

That's a good idea, I think I'll do that for the next few times he's wearing a bridle.

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Postby cat_67 on Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:02 pm

Altanera, that is exactly what I used to do with Sunline. Although I admit she never really did get to like the bit. That's how I ended up buying the Dr. Cook's - I finally figured "why am I trying to get a 19 year old blind horse to accept the bit? it's not like I am going to show her!"
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