He doesn't like anything with poll pressure i.e. gags hackamores ect. If i'm correct in my thinking the kineton only puts pressure on the nose, not the poll. I was also thinking about trying a worcester noseband as it looks more refined for the aids. I have had plenty of people tell me that I need to go back to flat with my horse and I continually explain it is not a matter of his manners on the flat or even show jumping. The problem is strictly cross country because he works up a head of steam and just wants to run, if you bring him back into a arena he will go back to doing perfectly balanced transitions, halts, shoulder in, flying lead changes and anything else you would ask of him. So I'm looking for something to remind him even if I am only 5'2" and 100 lbs that I'm still up there and know best.