I have a throughbred that I am constantly working with to try to get him to put his head down, stretch his neck, use his back and have a more swinging trot. Everyone's dream right?
Well he currently has strong muscles along his mane line and the underside of his neck is strong (probably from resisting contact) but he has a dip in his neck where the neck meets the shoulder area.
I am interested in using a lunging system to help solve some of these problems. Possibly a pessoa system. I would like to hear your thoughts on the pessoa system, whether you like it/use it, and if not what you use instead? Is a surcingle/side reins better?
Also what are other exercises that I can do to help him stretch his neck?