|Non-USA, 5 year old Tennessee Walking Horse
ridden in mullen and tennessean saddle in field, pastures, pens by
Question: Just last night I noticed that my horse was capable of slipping
his tongue over his bit, which could possibly explain a lot of things that
are going on with us, like his sudden
From Panelsit Erica
Mullen mouth snaffles can be harder on a horse who is uncomfortable with much pressure on their tongue. If he went well in a broken mouth snaffle without slipping his tongue over it, then I would definitely return to that.
Although, I personally like eggbutt vs loose ring as there isn't the chance of a horse getting it's lips pinched with the rings.
From Panelist Liz
You may also want to find some one very good that understands the structure of a horses mouth to also look and see what type mouth this horse has such as low or high roof, thick thin tongue and so on all these factor do figure in when bitting up our horses.
From Panelist Lee
Although many horses work well in mullen mouthpieces, some do not like
them, and will evade them by putting their tongues over them as yours does.
Instead of going back to an O ring, which he will also be able to slip
under his tongue, you might want to try a roller bit. The Foreman
Pelham with a roller allows you to continue with no leverage if that is
the way you prefer to ride. This gives the horse something socially
acceptable to play with,
Hope this helps.
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