So, I know a very very sweet horse. His name's Tucker and he's one of those "been around the block" type of horses. He's currently a lesson horse and only has one real problem that I've noticed. When ridden by a more advanced rider, his breaks are basically shot. He is incredibly hard mouthed (due to being used for beginner lessons for so long) and when show jumping or out on cross country tries his hardest to take over. There are just enough breaks left on him that it's not a dangerous situation, just annoying and difficult. He also love's to brace on the bit on the flat.
So on to the point of this thread. He's for sale and I was thinking about how if he was a few years younger I would love to buy him. Thinking about that also made me think about what work would need to be done with him if I bought him, and the very obvious thing that came to mind was fix his breaks and make him light in the bridle. So how would YOU go about doing this.
Disclaimer: This is NOT meant to start a fight. Different people have different methods of things, I'm just curious to hear what other people think. :]