Originally Posted by palominolover
The best thing to do is hang on =) I know it may not seem practical but after going through with the head throwing etc.. The horse will eventually realize your in charge and quit doing it. I ride a horse exactly like that she threw her head up I went with her she did it about 5 times than realized I was in charge and wasn't backing down. Go with whatever movement he's doing, but don't let go, and certainly don't give in. Good luck =)
This is true, though you want to move really softly with them, not trying to pull them down, but just maintaining a light contact and feel, and when they come toward the direction you want them to come, ease up a bit.
I am having some trouble bridling the 17 hh horse I sometimes ride. He will toss his head around and up beyond the point where I can "follow" him, so if I lose him, I just reach again when I can, real calm. When he give me his nose (I cannot reach over his poll, too tall), then I ask him to bend around to his shoulder, and I am kind of tucked in ther between his head and his shoulder. Then he will usually take the bit ok.