Hello! Never done one of these forums before but I thought I'd give it a try in the mean time before I can have a one on one with my trainer.
I recently just got my 9 year old ottb, Elvis in March. He's a completely mush and I love him immensely but prior to me having him, he had 6 months off after his lease fell through and basically just sat with the exception of maybe 3 rides, including me going to try him. Since I've had him at my farm, he's definitely improved some and has shown that he's athletic and willing, but we are having trouble balancing especially to the right. I've also noticed that he's beginning to go past "reaching for contact" and instead he's evading it by almost touching the floor with his nose. For the most part tracking left I can get him to stay at a good pace with a few half halts here and there, but tracking right he begins to get really quick, head up, leans, and ignores both my hands and seat. It's slightly better if I sit the trot but not by much. I've noticed it's much harder for him to pick up the canter this direction too, which I know this is common in TBs but will take any help/advice I can get! Thank you!
BTW he's ridden in a slow twist snaffle - that's all he was ridden in before I got him. I've tried him in a french link and while he didn't mind it, he didn't have any brakes with it. I appreciate all suggestions and tips!