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    02-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Low Head

First of all I'm not sure I really know how to ... phrase what I'm asking.

Beau is a QH. So I guess naturally he carries his head/neck low. Will that ever change with experience and training? Or will he always just have a really low head and neck?
I mean I know part of it is his conformation but he looks so pretty when he carries his head/neck higher (for like 2 steps at a time), more like a dressagey type frame (not that exaggerated though) rather than a WP/Hunter frame.

So... basically what I'm asking is .. with the "seat to legs to hands" stuff and all that, will that, in time, naturally elevate his head/neck? Or will he always just be a really low-headed horse?
Personally I would love to see his head and neck position be higher, but what would I do (if reasonable and possible) to obtain that?
Without pulling his head up by the bit and forcing him to keep it there, obviously. I don't want to do that.

I'm also kind of afraid of being chewed out by certain members for asking about head position. >>;.. But I really am curious and would love to know. :{
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    02-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Ooh. An OH person! Well, if your western, that's a good thing. If your english, I guess it could be good. It all depends on the judge, in my opinion.
    02-27-2009, 10:12 PM
I ride English, and I don't show that often so judges don't really matter to me. |:
    02-27-2009, 10:21 PM
Oh. Well, I've only had problems with my horse's head being high. But try a different bit maybe.
    02-27-2009, 10:23 PM
How would a different bit elevate his head without causing him to throw his nose in the air?
    02-27-2009, 10:33 PM
I use a Tom Thumb bit with a chain on my mare Carol SVH, and she is fine with it. On my stallion, The Best Horse Here, it's not right. He carries his head almost against his chest. On my gelding, it's not enough. Why would we have different bits if they all did the same thing?
    02-27-2009, 10:39 PM
I'd rather not use a bit to obtain a head position, I'd rather do it by some means of training. The bit is there as guidance, not to force a position.
    02-27-2009, 10:47 PM
Just a suggestion.. >.>... Anyway, look in my signature. Are you looking for Carol SVH's headset height?
    02-27-2009, 11:05 PM
Lmao. I'm not really even sure. :{ I'd just like to see it ... above level? :{
Like, I actually like the *HEIGHT* his neck is at in this picture.. though that's about the only thing I like in this picture x_o

Usually it's more like this, only even lower:
    02-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Oh wow, both are beautiful! I'll tell you if I can figure anything out. Its sort of late, I can't think right.

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