He has a tendency to get goofy with his head because he gets so excited. I notice when I run with the tiedown he really tries that extra mile for me. It's like he knows we're getting serious, haha.
Now, he's a VERY athletic horse. I wouldn't put it on him if I thought it would prohibit his balance or his speed in any way.
So what do you guys think? Do you ride in tiedowns? Why or why not?