Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pictures can be subjective. If these are the only photos you have, unfortunately, you're only make yourself look bad.
The first photo does not show an unhappy horse - his head is not unnaturally high, in fact his head is held at almost the ideal natural level you would expect on a horse not being asked to frame up. I do not see any indication in that first photo of abuse or upset. Yes, he looks nice in your photo, but he is lacking all impulsion and is behind the vertical. And the last photo you posted shows me nothing but a capable trainer doing the correct thing for a horse that is racy and high headed - dropping your hands and asking him to give.
You are confusing "racy" with impulsion and that is very incorrect. A racy or wrangy horse has absolutely zero to do with impulsion - in fact, a racy or wrangy horse probably has LESS true impulsion then a quiet horse. Impulsion is entirely from the engine - the hind end. A nervous and jumpy horse with it's head in the air is using it's front end and dragging it's back end.
Ultimately, I hate to say it, but what you are creating in this horse is actually HARDER to fix then a racy/wrangy/nervous horse. Horses that learn to suck behind the bit and avoid using their hind ends are a royal PITA to re-school because nothing short of a beating will get them moving out properly.
I am not trying to be rude, I am just being realistic and informing you of what I see.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.