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How to get a horse to take a bit?

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April 29, 2009 7:31PM

to get your horse to take the bit, put your fingers in its mouth behind its teeth. you could also try giving it a treat then slipping the bit in. if it is winter, you may want to warm the bit in your hands first, as horses do not like taking a cold bit. hold the crownpiece, or headstall, of the bridle, and press your free hand against the bit. Stick your thumb through the ring of the bit and into the horse's mouth (behind the teeth). push up on the upper gum a little and slide the bit in, pulling up on the crownpiece. slip the crownpiece over the ears and- ta-da!