Thanks alot guys..)
Kayty: Yes I do have that problem, and I have to admit I don't find it comfortable either, and quite irritating.. :/ I do realize this though, and I am working on trying to bring my hand a little more forward. The only problem is, that then my contact loosens and he takes his head up, which means I have to give him longer reins, otherwise he flips out, which then leads him to speeding up, me pulling on the reins again to stop him up bringing them right back to my torso as instead of slowing down he lifts his neck/head... which is back at step one. :(
Spyder: I know its hard to see, but my contact is in fact ok soft and elastic. There are some times where I have to pull and harden a little bit, yes, where I feel he's running off, but otherwise I just move my fingers a little bit to soften it up, and keep it elastic. I was told not to let go of the reins or give him looser reins because that would mean that when I regain contact it will be "pulling" on his mouth, and since he can be afraid of the bit, it will only be more uncomfortable for him. I was told to hold a steady but light contact the whole time (which, again, I can't always keep because he starts running off -.- and I simply don't know what to do in that situation other than stop him with the reins). I try to make the reins longer sometimes (you can't see this in this videoclip, but I posted it in the other post) but he doesnt "follow the bit" down, he stays in the position and doesnt go more down with his head. And then he speeds up, which means again, I have to slow him down, which means that from a loose rein I'm have to pull on his mouth, let go, pull again, let go.. You see..? :/ Perhaps you could help me with that..?
"When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes." -Shakespeare