I am putting the bit into Zum’s mouth finally! I stand next to him on his left side by his face. I put my right hand on his forehead putting pressure down. As he lowers his head, I put my left thumb into the side of his mouth and slip the bit inside. I cannot be in a hurry. I have noticed that the less threatening I am about it, the more cooperative Zum is. Fighting a horse makes a horse more aggressive. I release pressure on his head when he responds properly and I position a treat so he has to lower his head even more!