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Hi sir. may i know why do horses grab the bit? what make them do so?

hi  there are many reasons why a horse would grab the bit. could feel good and want to take off and run, another horse comes up to them, and they want to go on , something frightens them and they tske off , many reasons to grab the bit.  thanks ED HESS

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Ed Hess


Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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