I understand he's still young, so he will be more fussy about the bridle than an older, more experienced horse. But he's a draft cross - 17hh (huge!) - and I don't look forward to going out to ride him because I anticipate the frustration with bridling and when he gets pushy and cranky about the bridle and starts walking around to try and evade it, I'm afraid he might end up bulldozing through me or stepping on me. He is also very antsy when it comes to saddling - he acts cinchy. I have started doing the girth up loose in the cross ties and then walking him in the arena, gradually doing him up as I go, and that seems to suit him better. But the bridling is sooo annoying...I don't want to fight with him, especially because when he tosses his head up, I'm afraid of the bit banging his teeth or something. He got over it for a couple weeks and was a perfect angel for bridling, but now all of a sudden he's started acting like a goof again. The only solutions I could think of was soaking his bit in something sweet and maybe teaching him to give to pressure on his poll so he learns to lower his head better, but is there anything else I can do?