Hey guys, I need help. So a girl at my yard recently got a new horse, three days after buying her, she got in a car accident. :/ She can't ride her horse now, but her horse needs excersize. She she's asked me to ride her.
She is an eight year old TB Mare, I've been riding her in her owners Australian stock saddle, she uses a Eggbutt snaffle.
So here's the problem.
She braces against the reins, opens her mouth, lifts her head up really high and pulls on the bit. If you give her a loose rein she bolts.
Sooo.. What would be the best thing to help here? :/
I was thinking a drop hanoverian noseband?
Maybe a running martingale?
I was told by her owner she might need a harsher bit, but I don't really like harsh bits. :/
Note, She isn't in any pain. Teeth have recently been floated, vet checked her out before she was bought. So please don't say that. :P
Any advice would be awesome. :)