Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
While it could certainly be the girth pinching, my uncles horse was taught to this exact maneuver. All you had to do was pinch his withers a little and he would almost put his chest on the ground he went so low. OP, have you noticed that he tends to do it on cue? Say, when you set the stool next to him or when you say a certain word or perform a certain action?
Parking for halter is a much less exaggerated version, they stretch out but not nearly to the point of what I am referring. A few years ago they wanted it in Rocky halter classes but now they frown on it.(I don't see how they can really judge conformation with them stretched out like that anyway,lol)