Icelandic Horse Connection

Evasions of the Bit at Shows

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From the east coast to the midwest to the west coast, as shown in these videos, the Icelandic Horse fights the bit, and shows many evasions.

We should pay attention to what the horse is saying; perhaps the contact is too heavy and making him uncomfortable, or the bit doesn't fit correctly and is causing him pain; or the noseband is too tight.

Sometimes the head is held by the rider in a position that cramps his parotid glands.

We need to listen to our horses and make things as comfortable for them as possible.

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