Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
In your undersaddle trot picture he is WAY on his forehand and nowhere near tracking up behind. If you look at the trot picture of him in his picture you can really see the difference. You need to allow him to trot around with his head up. Just concentrate on his speed and rating him with your seat and legs. Once he builds up some muscle then you can worry about getting him to drop his head etc but for a horse like him, getting him to drop his head like you were doing is actually worse than letting him balance with his head and neck up and out. I strongly suggest getting at least a few lessons from a knowledgeable trainer to steer you in the right direction. There's nothing wrong with a lesson a month or every other or whatever. Whatever you can afford do, don't think that since you can't afford a lesson a week doesn't mean you can't benefit from any lessons. Be up front with an instructor and ask them to give you homework and things to work on. It will really help you and be worth every penny. I've been where you are and it really does make a difference to have eyes on the ground , a fresh outlook and someone with a bad of tricks for you to try.