Also, when I have too tight of a rein on him, he yanks me and I feel like I'm going to go over his neck. What can I do so I don't go over his neck?!?!
I had the same problem with the horse at my last lesson. My first instinct was to pull back on the reins but I heard that pushing slightly onward is more efficient. As a beginner, I am hesitant to discipline a horse for fear of pissing it off so I plan on giving it a try
The horse I work with isn't too forward or spontaneous so I don't think she would respond by taking off or anything.