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Some bits are made with different types of metal to be "sweet" and to encourage salivation, as this makes the horse accept the bit and relax to it. If your horse is dribbling or drooling, your bit could be one of these. If he is foaming at the mouth after a long workout, that is just another type of sweat and is normal. All in all, salivation doesn't have to be a bad thing, but if you don't like it, go to your saddle shop and ask for a bit that hasn't been sweetened.

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Q: If a horse salivates with a bit what should it be changed to?
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A bit such as a kimberwhick or hackmore should be sufficient.

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A mule is an offspring of a horse and a donkey, so it should resemble a horse a bit :)

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Stopping your horse should be a combination of hands and seat. A curb bit is much harsher than a snaffle, but your horse may find a welcome change and be more responsive with it. It depends on the horse.

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What kind of horse should have a full cheek snaffle bit?

Its is not the "kind" of horse that determines the type of bit you should use it is the discipline and training level of the horse that determines it. A full cheek snaffle should be used on a horse being ridden english. It is a fairly mild bit that can be used on horses of all training levels. The cheeks pieces are there mainly to prevent the bit from slipping from side to side in the horses mouth but it does provide a bit more action in the horses mouth than a loose ring snaffle.

What is a bit used for on a horse?

A bit is used for control while riding. A bit should never be left in the horses mouth while unattended. To go along with that when removing your horses head stall and bit Let the horse push the bit out by his or her self pulling a bit out can do more harm than its worth to you and the horse. A bit can be a good thing but at the same time a bad thing. When choosing a bit make sure it fits the horses mouth right. A bit that does not fit right may cause your horse to act out with no warning and cause the horse not to respond when you are asking.

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A horse bit will vary in cost based on the material it's made from, who made it, what type of bit it is, where you buy it from and other factors. But you should expect to pay at least $15 for a basic stainless steel bit, the price goes up from there.

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instead of getting a new bit, u should get flash attachment. this will help keep the horses mouth shut and prevent him from getting his tongue over the bit.

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A harsh bit is not the solution for a horse that bolts. Proper training is.

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How do you train a horse to go on the bit?

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You should do this gradually. A young horse must learn to accept a bit as something normal and natural to have in its mouth, and this won't happen overnight. The horse must learn how to swallow saliva with a foreign object in its mouth. To facilitate this, a trainer will slowly introduce a mouthing bit, for just a few minutes at first and slowly building, until the horse no longer objects to it.

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You are searching in the wrong place. you should never use any kind of equipment to substitute for training. Forget the bit, train your horse, or get someone who can.

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