My horse is confusing me! Help!
so I bought this horse about 2 wks ago. He is a TWH. Very hot. His teeth need to be done and so since he had a problem stopping I changed his bit to a hackamore. He does better in a hackamore and he stops but after I ask him to stop several times. And when I do ill give a light cue and pull back gently and he'll throw his head up high! And keep going. I thought since I changed his bit he would listen more but not really. Because his teeth need to be done is he still in pain because of the hackamore? I don't understand. I rode him bareback and he seems to be gaited a lot smoother. But he is still so high energy. Also, when I give him slack he walks fast then when I pull back so he's on a tight rein he starts cantering. And when I tell him to slow down he throws his head up and keeps walking. What can I do to retrain him to stop?