Horse Tack

If a horse salivates with a bit what should it be changed to?

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January 07, 2012 4:54AM

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.