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I own a three-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. He's very pleasant and willing under saddle, but his ground manners have much to be desired. He's incredibly oral. He loves to nibble at things and gently grab and take hold of whatever he can reach. He's lately begun throwing his head up and down ? even under saddle. When trying to put the bridle on, he swings his head around, trying to nibble at you and, it seems, to play. I don't want to hit him, and stern words don't work. I'm glad he has a personality, but this is too much. What can I do' Performance Editor John Strassburger responds: Given

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