Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern Ontario
Check the fit of the bit and the bridle too. I noticed that my gelding's head had "shrunk" with the loss of his winter hair and the cutting of a bridle path, thus the bridle that once fit okay was suddenly hitting his wolf teeth. Nikki didn't become hard to bridle (he knows better), but he was less responsive to cues. A few burned holes in my bridle was all it took to fix the issue.
A canter is a cure for every evil. ~Benjamin Disraeli