With short hands and little experience, I tend to struggle a bit with bridling. My issues are my dificulty in detangling the parts of the bridle, my uncertainty about what to do with it when I have it neatly in my hand, and last but not least, the bit, which too wide for my hands to handle. Pretty much everything, that is, and the problem is that I will be tacking horses on Saturday.
I watched some videos and found them quite helpful. I admit here that I tried the gum trick on my own gums a few times! It worked! (Shhh!)