Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Okay first things first... what the heck happened?? How did he get hurt? Is he hurt badly?? I'm on a need to know basis here! Haha!
What I do with my horse is LOOOOOTS of transitions. Trot to walk, walk to canter, canter to jog, jog to extended posting trot, and so on. This gets him thinking, gets him working, and usually gets him to lighten up on my hands. If I ride the same trot, or the same canter for too long, then he can't hold his frame and will tend to sink in to my hands/the bit for support.
Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.