16 yo Long-backed TB type QH gelding. He was trail ridden bitless all his life. At 13 he was slightly trained for walk-trot WP which I showed some over that summer. Now I'd like to take him English, since he's more that style. After riding a few other horses and progressing with them, now coming back to him, I can't believe how wiggly he is. It's like his body is serpentining from nose to tail. I will "own" that this may have been caused possibly by rushing his training and forcing him into a frame trying to get him to give to the bit, which he really had never worn. BUT I DIDN'T KNOW AT THE TIME. I have learned a lot in the last few years and feel badly about hanging on his face until he would give, which resulted in a really archy neck.
He is an over-thinker, over-try-er. He will actually start to pitch a little when you know he is just thinking about doing something "bad" like he is already reacting to getting in trouble, before he does the "bad" thing, like suck to the gate. So I don't know if he's being mincing and unconfident and overthinking how to trot? He is moving in a straight line with forwardness, not leaning or wandering, but the best word I can think of is WIGGLY. I'd like to help him or I'll have to rename him Gumby.