I have been thinking about getting Sonya a martingale, as she throws her head up when trotting, cantering, and stopping. I think she does this for balance, am I not correct? I want her to frame her head. If she happens to tuck her head in on her own, she responds so much better, and her gates are smoother as well!
Would a martingale be what she needs? Or something else? I don't know how else to get her to frame up.
She is only 4, and andonly been under saddle for a little over a year, so could she out grow this?
Here's a pic to show you what I mean. The reins are loose, and I always keep them loose, so I don't think its me that is pulling her head up. I have tried keeping the reins tight, but she just fligs her head up higher and fights me.