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  1. #1
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    Default Sucking on bit a good thing or bad thing?

    I keep hearing about this, but can't confirm if it's desirable or not.

    I have one horse who I think does this (can go by the noise only...no mirrors), and he has drool and a wet mouth. He is in a KK double-jointed bit.

    So, is it a good thing?

    Thanks for any input!



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    I don't understand what you mean by sucking on the bit. Are there teeth involved? Pulling the bit with his tongue?



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    Depends. You or the horse sucking on the bit?

    If he's trying to swallow on not drool, and you have a KK, he might have too much saliva from the metals in the bit. Well, too much for him. Try something without copper or mixed metals and see what he does.
    "Relinquish your whip!!"



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    Well, it's the horse, Velvet. Sorry to disappoint.

    CHT: no teeth, I don't think, as there is no clanking... if that is what you mean.



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