My horse shakes her head when asked to whoa!
I have an AQHA mare that is an ex race horse. She is 8 years old. I bought her in March of this year and I ride her on average of 4 days a week every week. I have tried several bits such as a sweet six with lifesaver mouth piece, o ring snaffle, and jr. cowhorse with a dogbone mouth. When asked to whoa she shakes her head terribly from side to side. I have tried tie downs as well. Now, she is really broke...side passes, backs, lope off, other than her head shaking she's quite a gal. I really like this horse and would like to solve the issue if possible. I have had her teeth checked as well. But when you ask for a stop...she'll stop but, with alot of side to side head shaking.