About one year ago I broke my horse and am just recently trying to hone in on certain problems. My main problem is speed. I avoid letting her run as much as possible so she doesn't think that is all we will do, but as soon as I let her break a walk all she wants to do is GO GO GO. She trots so fast it is impossible to post and I can't take her in pleasure or equitation classes because her canter is a sprint. I have tried different bits from tom thumbs and hackamores to snaffles and curbs. I just can't get her to slow down. Any suggestions?
I plan on going into jumping because she has a natural ability for it but the fact that she goes so fast over ground poles and cavalettis worries me. I don't want her to hurt herself, or me if we ever try to really get into jumping. Thanks for your time!!