I've been riding my mare western off and on for a few weeks now...we are making a slow comeback from having a few years off. I thought she was stopping okay, until I rode her hunt the other day. She accepted the contact in upward transitions and while in motion, but she really wants to drop her head and even nose out for halts and downward transitions (I didn't notice she was being so evasive on the loose rein western). I'm thinking of going back to a snaffle and draw reins. I'm not sure what else to do...and too poor for a trainer:)
Any suggestions appreciated!