Yesterday I put the bridle on Jasper, with the bit attached and let him run around the arena with it on to get used to it. I’ve done this a couple of times before. Putting the bit in his mouth was a non-issue, he willingly opened his mouth and in went the bit. I had measured his mouth beforehand – it’s a 51/2″ rubber bit and it fits his mouth perfectly. He chewed on it a bit at first, unsure where to put his tongue, but he didn’t seem to mind it at all. At his young age, he still loves putting things in his mouth, so I’m sure the bit feels like a new chew toy! He patiently stood as I fiddled with the bridle buckles, adjusting it to fit his huge head keeping everything fairly loose and comfortable.

It’s amazing seeing him with an actual bridle on. My husband looked at the picture and said ‘wow, he looks like an actual riding horse!’ I thought the same thing too. The next dressage star?

Look out Anky!