Training Exercises: How to Introduce a bit

It is a good idea with a young, inexperienced horse to work with his mouth before introducing a bit. Play with his lips. Put your fingers into his mouth, massage his bars, rub his palate. This can be done with newborn foals during the imprinting process or on an older horse who has not had… Read More Training Exercises: How to Introduce a bit

Horse Anatomy: Horse Teeth

Bars are the empty space between a horse’s incisors and molars. The soft gum tissue in this area is sensitive. The bit is placed so that it rests in this part of the mouth. Pressure exerted by the bit pressing on the bars causes discomfort and is used to slow a horse’s pace, change his… Read More Horse Anatomy: Horse Teeth