New Zealand/moved on the bit


hello sir. may i know what does "horse moved on the bit" mean in racing terminology?

Hi Rohit,
         I'm not sure about this one but I assume it means the horse clamped the bit between its teeth thus restricting the control the jockey had on what it was doing. They can be hard to steer if they clamp the bit and tend to run off at bends rather than going round the corner.

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