The horse was started a month ago. Don't expect a "headset" until the horse is balanced and working back to front and rides up into the bridle. The "headset" is collection, not just making them put their head in a certain spot. It is about the hindquarters, and working properly.
I don't get why people go straight for lowering the head, when there are so many much more important things that need to happen at the early stages of the game. Leave the head alone and teach the horse to move forward. Keeping constant pressure on the bit at this stage of the game will just be conflicting. Do I stop? Do I go? What does she want?
Teach the horse how to move and then refine it. Stay off of his mouth.
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