I just started leasing a 16hh 8yr old Arab. For the past couple of weeks we have been working on ground manners and lunging. At the beginning of this week I got on for the first time. He was only fully started last year so he is very green. We have gotten walking around the arena with direction changes but he does have a habit of tossing his head so I have no control. We started trotting on the lunge line today but if he tosses his head I get nervous and tense.
I think I get nervous because I've ridden the same horse for the past 11 years and have gotten used to my mmares slow trot and canter. My mare is a 21yr old 15.1hh quarter/arab. How do I ditch the nerves so I can progress in his training?
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