I've been riding Carolina lightly every 3 or 4 days. Note that she hasn't been ridden for 2 years. Before that she was Level 4 showjumping and dressage.
I've been riding her in a dee-ring single joint snaffle. Saddle wise - I've been riding her in a close contact saddle that fits her very well.
I have found that she is feeling very hard mouthed right now. I'm guessing I don't have the right contact going on and that it's my fault not hers.
Is it simply because she's been out of work for so long? Do I perhaps have the wrong bit? I don't really want to change the bit unless I absolutely have to. I think it's most likely me doing something wrong.
Thanks in advance.