I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one with this problem! Blu, although my boy will now go on the bit at the walk, he does the same thing at the trot with lifting his head so high! AND I have lost half-halts! I am going to ask my trainer about the lunging system (pessoa) that has been mentioned...we have tried the side reins, they work great when on, but that's about it. Keep me updated on your progress, and if you find something that works for you!