Tuesday, April 2 2013
We went up tonight to meet with the farrier and try on the new Myler bit. When the farrier was done with Cooper he thought he was done and since we were right in front of his stall he started to back into it without me asking. I brought him back out and then walked him in so he wouldn't think he could do what he wanted. The farrier was going to do another horse in front of Cooper's stall so I took him out and moved down the aisle to try on the new bit. I attached it to the one ear training bridle that has snaps on the end for this. He was good with it sitting in his mouth but as soon as I asked for some giving he started chomping away. I was told that it is typical for horses to do this as it is new to him, he has to get used to it and not to think that because he does this in the beginning that he doesn't like it. It is different for him, a 3 piece jointed mouthpiece with a barrel in the middle and copper inserts. They didn't have the Western D so I got the Eggbutt one with mouthpiece 1 which is Myler 04. We did some did some flexing and giving with the new bit in the aisle. I didn't like the way it was sitting with this bridle, the side piece seems very wobbly with the snaps so going to switch it to the Billy Cook bridle next time and maybe attach the mecate reins and slobber straps.