I rode a new horse at lesson today and may I say that she was totally headache inducing? I probably exaggerated, but she really wanted to put her head down and at my other barn, if they do that, I was taught to pull her head back up. And frankly, rarely do they do that when trotting, usually only when we are just waiting to get into arena, or long rein walking.
This mare, is constantly trying to put her head down when I'm riding her, and I'm doing all these trotting exercise, up up down, two points, and I shorten my rein, and she's totally dragging me forward. I guess my seat is still not secure because I felt like I was fallin forward. I pulled my rein a bit to get her head back up and the trainer said don't use my hand, use my legs... I can't figure out how. She told me to squeeze, and I did. And she would move and then do it again... Lasted the whole freakn lesson :(