Okay for those that don't know I put Sassy in a three piece simplicity bit, bumping her up from a snaffle. I felt it was time for her to go up a bit, not for harshness, just for refining a few things.
I've recently come across a problem..she turns great and works with it really good. However, when a little more pressure is put on the reins, she throws her head straight up in the air. I think she has no idea how to react to the poll pressure?
I really don't want to put her in a tie down since she has a great headset normally (let's ignore the first 15 minutes of our ride which is her just acting like a child lol). Then again I have come to peace with the fact she is a barrel horse, not a WP show pony and her head isn't going to be down perfectly level all the time, and her conformation also don't allow for it completely with her neck set. I know some of you might think it stupid, and if so PLEASE give me another way to help her learn how to react to the bit. I was thinking of riding her in draw reins just a couple times for her to figure it out...sounds crazy, but really I have never had this happen.
I'm also wondering if she needs adjusting in her upper neck by her poll since she shakes her head violently randomly while loping circles.
I think I just solved my own problem. It just needed to be written down. Bahahah XD
Oh, and Sassy is getting registered with the AQHA at 5 years old
what's her name going to be?! Sassafraskickinbass. BE JEALOUS. Posted via Mobile Device