A little bit about my horse, His name is Gunther and he's a 6y/o halter bred QH. He is a very quick learner and loves to work. The dilemma is Gunther hates to have contact with his face, and I would like to take dressage lessons.
When Gunther first went into training he would always throw his head and toss it when you used direct rein. For the longest time we thought it was because of his teeth. We have them regularly checked out and done, that's not the problem.
When Gunther went into training the second time we did natural horsemanship and used very little rein contact, he's a super neck reiner. He loved it, and will ride for hours and hours without tossing his head. The only time I would use direct rein was to correct him.
Now I want to do Dressage, because it will help us with everything but he HATES when I'm in his face. I have very quiet hands. I don't know what the problem is. D;