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. :)