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 hes 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?