Gidget is waaaay too hot. I have to hold her back or she will take off before I'm ready. She tosses her head if I don't let her go and I end up have to trot her in small circles. She sees those barrels and she just wants to go....I am not sure if this is bad or good. I am glad she wants to go but don't want any accidents or have her become a nut case in the arena...she isn't hyper any other time just when she sees them.
I feed her 1.5 lbs of alfalfa pellets a day. I have to feed her a simple diet because she colics all the dang time. I add her probiotics to this...I don't think this amount could make her hot.
I am using a snaffle..I hate pulling on her mouth.I tried a curb bit and she still doesn't do well in it...she responds a bit better but I prefer to use something that is more lateral.