Head in the Air...Any Advice?
Well, my little 3 year old project is coming along quite well except for one flaw - he likes to throw his head all the way up in the air. Now, he's gotten much better lately, he walks on a loose rein with his head low, and will put it down once in a while at the trot as well. Mostly, he throws it up whenever I ask him to do something that he just doesn't want to do. Now, I know it isn't his tack, or any thing health related. The vet came out to look at him and he's fine as far as back and teeth and everything else goes. His tack fits properly, I ride him in a simple D-ring snaffle so there is nothing harsh in his mouth. Can anyone give me any advice on getting him to lower his head WITHOUT slapping a martingale or tie-down on him? I used a running martingale on him a few times, and while it lowered his head and kept it there he was not at all pleased about it and I'd really like to find a way to get his head down without forcing it there. I praise him a LOT when he does lower his head also. So, any one have any HELPFUL advice? =)