Ha ha he really doesn't look too bad in that picture, but he was almost 3000lbs, and is now down to 1200 I think.
Oh yeah, that isn't the saddle she normally rides in she borrowed it for the show. We are going to have our message therapist come out to check the saddle she normally uses.
He will flex like to the left and right really nice but as far as asking him to bring his nose in he will do it standing still, but when she asks him to move forward he won't. I just look at all the other pictures, and the horses neck has a nice shape to it, and too me he looks like he has no shape, which I would assume is because he never has his nose in, because that is what my horses neck looked like until I started bitting him up, and really ask him to give me his nose.
He is a very unmotivated horse too, but since he has lost his weight, he is actually holding his head up a little higher on his own. She is thinking about getting that bit, she was going to get a tender touch, that is what he is wearing in the picture, but he doesn't seem to respond to the bit at all. As far as how fast he can go, uh he is pretty slow, he has a hard time keeping up with my horse walking. This summer I got tired of having to stop and wait for her so I made her ask him to speed up, and he would gait for a short while then break into a canter or pace. He does bob his head some, but I think sometimes its more side to side then up and down. Also what should we work on first, I was thinking getting his gaits down then worry about the head set?