I was instructed by the owner to try draw reins on her during this ride to see if it would help me out since she is so heavy on the bit. Before a giant argument breaks out about how cruel I am I just wanted to state that I was merely trying them.
I am looking into other ideas on how to get her off the bit as well, just experimenting really. I don't think I will use the draw reins again because I am not experienced enough with them to use them as they should be used. I get to nervous using them to be truly effective.