I was just chatting with Arem and we were talking about bits. So, I said to her, that she should ride the horse 4 or 5 times in the bit before she decides if she likes it or not. Old people know this because we know how it is getting used to new dentures~!! When a horse starts to seem stiff and warms up slowly, we Old People get this right away, because it's the same for us every morning~!! Gotta trot in place to get the joint lubrication up and going, so we KNOW to trot the horse to get his joint lubrication up and going as well. We also know that when an old horse gets diarrhea, and his teeth are okay, not dropping any food and still chewing fine, that he needs a Probiotic because WE are taking them at our age as well~!! All you Old People, come on in and add yours~!! What do YOU automatically know about horses that the younger crowd might not think of? You YOUNG people can add in stuff you learned from the OLD people too~!!