BITS AND BITTING. 117
ten and often a horse which will pull your arms out on the lower bar of the curb will go gently and lightly on a leather or rubber covered snaffle. Pulling in a young horse is frequently caused by some tooth discomfort, which can easily be remedied, when a pleasant mouth is the result.
Many of our readers will doubtless claim an inconsistency between the advice given above and that contained in the chapter on Harness and Harnessing, which advocates the use of Buxton bits, pulley bridoons, etc., at certain times. These apparently severe bits, when properly used on a horse which understands them, are in reality not severe at all ; but when put for the first time on a horse which has not been educated by dumb jockey training, etc., they may indeed be made instruments of torture.
Let all remember that no horse is fit to run in a lady's carriage, or, in fact, in any park equipage, until lie possesses good manners, and that such good manners are only brought about by a thorough education on the lines above described.