Bitting a yearling

ElleJS

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I have been told and seen many ways, but am curious to know what you guys do to introduce a yearling to a bit? What is the most successful way?
 

Honeybee

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Snowing in hand maybe?
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AmyMay

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Pop the bit in - let him get used to it. Simple as that really
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Make sure that it is an little yearling bit though.
 

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We bit all the yearlings for the sales (TB) start off with a little soft rubber bit and leave it on in stable then work up to a vulcanite one then straight bar metal. A riding horse yearling would be fine in small rubber one and led off the headcollar.
 

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I just usually pop it in, leave them a bit then lead them around once they're happy. They usually go through the whole mouth wide open trying to spit it out, but then are ok after a bit. I find leading them about gives them something else to think about rather than them just standing in their stable trying to get rid of bit!!
 
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