You probably didn't need to know all that, but I like to show off my new boy ;) Anywhoo, his previous owner offered to give me some tips on him for the next 30 days. She's been working with him to lower his head while he trots. It looks super pretty, but is it uncomfortable? He is so sore all the time and I just don't want to see him in pain. She says if I ever show him in Hunters that we will get higher marks if his head is bowed like that. But if we're just on a trail ride, does that cause him pain or discomfort? I don't want to destroy his training by not reinforcing it, but I don't want him to be uncomfortable.
Also, I had a quick question/concern. He sweats soo easily. I rode him yesterday, and after about 15 minutes of just walk and a little trot, he was SOAKED. From his neck to the end of my saddle pad and down his legs he was literally dripping in sweat. And it wasn't even hot at all. It was cloudy and windy, like it was going to rain. The other horses in the arena had been ridden for 1+ hours before us and they weren't near as sweaty as Jett. Should I be worried?