Can you get a softer/more padded flash strap for him? That might help, mines really soft leather so haven't had a problem with it rubbing, yet!
I'll have a look at that link when I get a chance, thank you!
Velvets, cheers :) As for my hands - I think I said in another post somewhere, I was being asked to do all sorts by the clinician, so hands where a bit all over the place. I'm usually good with my hands they where they're meant too :)
Was meant to be competing today but my bloody car broke down half way there at 7am, not happy! So will have to get photo's next time, will be a bit easier to critique when I'm riding normally not with a clinician ;)
In the meantime (and louby this might help you??), I'll be doing a heap of in hand work with him on the lunge and in long reins. I did a session with him last night and it seemed to do some very good things for his mouth, as well as getting his confidence to be able to 'sit', so hopefully that will start to transfer to under saddle work.