Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
How old is he? He's definitely got a lot of potential, just don't let him start sucking back and dipping behind the vertical when he does start to lower his head and relax. "Air head" horses as I like to call them, generally like to go from one extreme to the other and they have more collection than forward movement so make sure you're always asking him for nice forward movement. Also, your martingale is too long and it's not doing anything and he could possibly get a leg through it if he reared or tripped with his head down. I would shorten it about 3-4 inches and then it will do some good since in the pictures not once did it actually put pressure on him to lower his head. That was all you not the martingale!! Keep up the good work and don't be too hard on your own position. Riding greenies is never easy!