I am going tomorrow to look at a potential. Ad and e-mails indicate the horse is allegedly trained to third level with schooling in fourth but he has been ponying horses on the track the last two years and hasn't been shown. I sent the video to my trainer who indicated, among a few other things, that the horse curls into the contact occasionally. Can curling become a habit that won't break or, as I believe I am reading, is it just a way of avoiding the contact as the rider's hands may not be elastic?
The horse is a 17.3 Warmblood/T-bred cross.
Here is the vid link: