So the project horse I am working with can be a bit troublesome when it comes to trotting and cantering. Pressure on the reins when trotting or cantering causes him to toss his head up and I'm thinking its because of the bit. I am very light with him through the reins but if I need him to slow down, I apply pressure on the reins and he tosses his head up. The bit fits fine but I think I'm going to change it.
The bit he is in now is a Tom Thumb Bit, which I am not a big fan of.
So I want to switch him to an Egg-Butt Snaffle.
I'm hoping this'll be easier for him since it's very simple.
After making sure everything fits properly and he still tosses his head, I was thinking about trying a running martingale.
What do you think? His owner said that before he had used it on him and he responded really well to it. I'm only worried that what if he tries to buck and puts his head down? Will I be able to get his head up??