Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
Lunging also wears a lot on the horses legs. ;) At least normal lunging, and loose lunging in the round pen.
I saw you've already figured it ot, buut after reading the thread I want to give my advice anyway xD
Ride more in walk, work on the collection, shoulder in/out etc and build his muscles more before youtry to collect in trot. He is/was not strong enough.
If he seeks the bit, a curb can help (working with you givingthe rein after taking a little, making him following it) but tat won't work if he's not strong enough, then it'd only result in a curled up horse.
And you were probably a bit unbalanced :P
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.