The bit is a priviledge not a right

Learning Horses Archive on March 8, 2008, 7:59

I have been priviledged to use my horse several times as a lesson horse. There are many people who know Precious that might find it astounding that I use her for lessons, but you couldn't ask for a better lesson horse. She is safe, responsive, willing AND doesn't just always do everything asked, she will challenge the rider slowly, when they are ready for it, improving the learning curve, but never more than they can handle.

But beginners don't get access to her mouth. I worked very hard to make her soft in the bridle and response to all of the aids and she doesn't deserve to have inexperienced