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    01-09-2009, 08:04 PM
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I think I'm inclined to agree w/ the training issues. I would not just "hit the rail" when you ride this horse. I would get on and before even asking to walk I would do some turns on the forehand and some hindquarter turns. Then I would do small circles and serpentines at the walk and trot before asking for the canter. This sounds like he needs to pay attention to you and settle down. Definitely do not hit the rail. Keep this horses mind going at all times, do trotting poles and tons of directional and transitional changes... Do not give him time to think....
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    01-09-2009, 08:24 PM
Go back to ground work, get him to respect you there before you hop on his back. Then I would go back to basics with the bit and put him into a french snaffle or a regular one that has a good curve on the mouth piece to where his tongue can't get pinched.
    01-10-2009, 02:19 PM
Once his health has been ruled out as the problem as well as tack fitting, I would go back to the basics. I wouldn't recommend going with a stronger bit because that won't fix the the problem.
Who knows how much proper training he had before you got him so starting off from scratch might be your best bet. It also sounds like you guys might be having some authority issues. Make sure you don't let him step all over you.
    01-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Ok thanks guys

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