Definitions for "Above the bit"
Keywords:  evade, rider, horse, evasion, badly
when the horse raises its head as an evasion. Caused by poor riding, lack of schooling/maturity, badly fitting tack, sore mouth, back pain/discomfort or dental problems
Where the horse evades the riders aids by raising the head above the level of the rider's hands. This reduces the amount of control the rider has over the horse.
When a horse raises his mouth above the rider's hands to avoid pressure on the bit.