My 20 y.o Appendix QH Gelding has been fighting his bit for weeks now...throwing his head up and fighting ever time he goes out for a ride. I have tried going from a D-ring snaffle to a French Link, nothing keeps him from fussing. My mother rides him while I ride/re-train my younger saddlebred gelding, and she isn't as great a rider but knows what she's doing.
I eventually started to ride him in a tightened halter with lead lines, and his behavior completely changed. I was wondering if anyone had any input on Hackamores. My mom rides English pleasure and is always in saddle.
so she needs something that will help her maintain control w/o a bit...
Any advice is welcome....Thanks