My Horse Roots At The Bit

From our "Instructions for Riding Your Horse" article series: Here's a fix for a horse that tries to yank the reins out of your hands or one that gives to the bit - but for only a split second.

By Josh Lyons and Keith Hosman
If your horse begins to "root at the bit," that is to drop its head and try to pull or tug the reins out of your hands, then what he's saying is that you've taught him that if he pulls on the bit, your hands will move.