I just got a new horse. He is an appendix and we are keeping him for 4 years because the owner just started collage. She hasn't had much professanal (sp?) training and she mostly trained this horse herself. So she said I could retrain it more my style if its easier. He is calm and very light in your hands but hard to ride because of this. She has been doing hunters on him. He is easy to get going and very calm but when you go to stop him he throws his head up. The weird thing is if you compleatly let out the reins and hold them at the buckle he drops down to a nice walk but any other way he throws his head.
I am a pretty experianced rider and I know how to stop a horse so please don't say your have to use your legs and hands.
Does anyone have any advice. HE has a nice headset while he is trotting and cantering and walking but when you try to stop he throws his head and at the walk even with a little contact he holds his head high.