Ok, I have this very talented gelding.
He has amazing confo, is a great mover, and learns quickly. However, I'm having an issue with his lope. He lopes quietly and slowly, and he works very well off his hindend. The only issue is his head. I know this might sound weird, but he is still in early training, and while he stays on his hindquarters and his head is about level with his withers, he sticks his nose out. If I massage the reins to ask him to relax his jaw a bit, he slows donw (into a very nice lope if I might add!). If I squeeze, he speeds up. If I do both, he usually shortens his stride and bunches upward correctly, but he more or less keeps his nose out!! Any ideas?!