fighting the bit

I have a mule that will put his head down pushing into the bit. Open his mouth put his tongue over the bit and out the side of his mouth. I am using a old style single break O ring snaffle. What kind of bit should I try on him? I tried going with a bitless bridle and he did not respond to that at all.

Posted in General, asked by Kari Goza, 2 years ago. 522 hits.


Hi Kari,

Thank you for your question!

Your mule is showing signs of being tongue sensitive. While the Snaffle doesn't use a lot of tongue pressure, it will create a small pressure point on the tongue. He is a very sensitive chap.

I recommend a Loose Ring Ported Barrel for him. This will remove the pressure from his tongue, which will stop him from wanting to put his tongue over the bit.


Claire @ Bombers
2 years ago
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