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Re: [RC] [RC] Chewing on the bit - Laurie Durgin

Some horses are chewie. You might want to go to Toklat.com and look up Myler bits, they have lots of information on bits in general and will actually give you help, you can ask a question. Also their are lots of good books on starting horses, Cherry hill on "making not breaking" , John Lyons, Richard Sharake has a book on training, and others on how to start a colt. Amazon.com has a lot of books. I have used all three of these and find them helpful. Laurie and Rascal

From: "rrohwer Rohwer" <rrohwer@xxxxxxx>
To: "Ride Camp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   Chewing on the bit
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 20:27:24 -0600

Hi All,
Would like some advice/ideas about my young gelding. He is just turning 4 this spring. I started him last summer. I am not really consistent about training as I have my mare that I currently compete with to keep in shape, but try to get on the baby as often as possible. With spring/summer coming on I hope to get better.
Anyway, I currently am using an eggbutt snaffle on the gelding. He chews or bites at it all the time. I am not a trainer (first horse I have started) so I don't know if he is doing this because the bit doesn't lay in the bars properly or if he is just doing it to avoid listening to me. Anyone have or had this experience with a young or old one and have any ideas I'd sure like to hear about them.

Becky R. - Montana

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