To Bit Up Or Not to Bit Up - That is the Question!




In some situations when dealing with control issues, switching to a stronger bit can be a good idea, and sometimes it is the absolute worst thing you can do. While a horse that is a bully to the bit may do well with a strength upgrade, if you put a stronger bit on a horse whose underlying issues stem from fear of rider induced pain, you will only increase that anxiety. And the horse that has a combination of issues - is sometimes a bully to the bit, and sometimes insecure and fearful of it - presents a real challenge! How can you tell what kind of horse you have?