I just bought a new horse after 6 years of no horse so I am very excited about this. He is a 12 year old race horse who raced till 5 years, was a pasture horse for 6 and has excalent ground manners but was just started in dressage/jumping 8 months ago and then had 4 different riders a week. So needless to say he is a bit confused and bit untrusting for anyone to help learn to balance, he preffers to be given his head and him figure it out on his own. I know basic dressage from ridding my sisters dressage mare but have never had the opportunity to help a horse learn it. So my big question is were to start. He has a horrable frame and needs consistent work on working to the bit and working under himself and not all strung out. All the horse I rode were already conditioned for it so it was not much to learn to keep them their. So what do I do and were do I start with this?
The stables I will be keeping him at does not have hills, because that was were I was going to start.
He also does not "respect", if that is the right word, the bit. He just runs through it untill he gets frustrated enough to give but I do not want that to be a constant fight with him.
Sorry for being so long, I just want to make sure im doing it right, right off the bat.