SuprisedLove, yes he's a Tb. He finished racing in October last year, I brought him straight off the track. He was spelled until March this year and brought into light work, now I'm starting to crank it up a notch with him and demand more, ad he's coping amazingly well!
MIEventer, funny you say that haha that's the one thing I'm really trying to fix with my position, I'm fine on educated horses, but put me on a green horse and I always look down, not because I have to look at their head to work out what they're doing :P But because it's my 'concentrating position' - I do it off the horse as well, if I'm thinking about something I always look down!! BAD habit to get into!!
He does usually track up, well he usually over tracks but yesterday he was pretty sluggish, he's been ridden for the last 4 days after a month in the paddock, so could feel yesterday that he was rather tired, and I've noticed with him that when he's tired he'll suck back and those hind legs are near impossible to get moving, so I'm going to really need to work on fitness with him to help that.