Great post btw!
I ride my 3 year old geldig in a d ring snaffle. I'm training him at the moment, but he constantly has his head lowered like this:
*not my horse, internet pic.
but unlike this horse Rain puts his head even lower, I guess you could say he hold it to wear his neck and back form a straight line, excusing his withers.
I always wondered if this is caused by the way his neck attatches to his body or if it means he is plain lazy.
I plan on doing dressage, and his neck thing makes for a great flat walk, but it is very bad for the other movements.
Please someone tell me what's going on with my baby boy.
HA I found a pic of him: