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Brithdir Barrd
27th May 2010, 09:00 AM
Firstly Lexus...

Leading him to the field has been very good for a couple of days I can even do it myself etc. But yesterday he was a little naughty, had a little rear when Casper neighed but it was very small rear nothing like it use to be. And on the way back Tito trotted over and Lexus tail went in the air and ran towards me but I flapped my hands to him and he soon stopped and walked nicely back. I just think its all excitement so he will soon get over it.

He has never had a bit in yet and all he did was chew chew chew lol. Was very good though and wasn't bothered so just going to put it in now and again to get him use to it.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0344.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0342.jpg
(He is opening his mouth to chew it is not to tight in his mouth that he can't shut it btw)

I also Bought Jake a double bridle only a cheapy 30pounds one to make sure he likes it. With him its just buy a bit and try it but he seemed to be fine with it yesterday. All our downwards transitions was 3 seconds later then I asked usually he is sharp but he will get use to it in his mouth.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0348.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0347.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0346.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/cd0/Jake%202/IMG_0349.jpg

Sorry not very good photos but he doesn't seem to be that bothered so hopefully he likes it.

My Crazy Clan
27th May 2010, 10:51 AM
Aww they looks so adorable, all horses chew for the first few times he'll get over it soon enough! I do feel these sorta bits encourage them to chew, I prefer to use the little egg butt snaffles as they bend in their mouths but thats me :)

Jake looks lovely.

CityLights
27th May 2010, 07:53 PM
They will always have a good comp at first, its looks like its a nathe bit which are quite chunky so maybe have a check of his mouth that he actually has room to fit it in as well Appaloosas i find tend to have very flat pallets and not much room for the bit and also being a soft bit make sure it doesnt get rough or sharp if he chews it a lot, im not a big fan of happy mouths etc because of that

Why have you got Jakes in a double can i ask?

Brithdir Barrd
27th May 2010, 09:42 PM
Yeh I will check and when he shut his mouth it was fine. I rather a happy mouth tbh but thats just me rater then a metal bit.

I got Jake a double bridle for dressage and showing. Also Instructor says as I do Elementary she thinks he will go better in a double bridle.