Sensitive mare who feels like she is locking against the bit and will try to pull her head down and stick her nose out

My mare is an 8yo Connemara with the typical big fleshy tongue and low palate. Ive tried to use a french link jointed snaffle on her but once you've done any canter work, jumping or just had to take a good hold of her mouth she then HATES you having any contact on her mouth. She will pull the reins from your hands, try to take her head down and out. When catnering or jumping she will try to go low on the forehand. It seems to me she isn't liking any pressue on the tongue and doesnt have room for her tongue. Ive researched the happy tongue bit and thought this would suit, but would like to make sure.

Posted in General, asked by Georgie Matthews, 2 years ago. 356 hits.
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