Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
That headiness will get worse. I'd like to suggest that you train it out of him this year. One way is to drop the jumps to cross-bars and trot and walk him up to the jumps and over. Also, head him towards a jump and turn a stride before to school a pattern. A good jumping horse should be able to jump a small hurdle from a halt.
ALL of these things will get him to listen to you better, and not "take the bit in his teeth," so to speak.