Alright first thing I see is that you said he is only 3 now, yes? If so, he sure as heck shouldn't be jumping that high, if at all. That could be an issue for his legs. The other thing is you need to decide what you really want to do with him. It is very confusing to a horse that one day you want his head down for this or that and then you decide you want to crank his head up.
His head is going to fall where it will. You can crank it up a little but he is simply NOT a high headed horse. Your "trainer" might have had big park plans for him but I suspect she was feeding your interest with that story. He is a lovely horse and I am sure you can do Country Pleasure with him. You just have to be consistant with him. When you say shoes... do you mean weighted shoes or a keg shoe?
I reallly suggest (firmly) that you find a qualified trainer to teach you how to long line and to properly use developers. I would have to have you hurt your horse or cripple him by trying to do something neither you nor he know how to do. He looks like he has a great willing attitude and that will take him a long way.
If you look at the second video at like 1:38 you will see how his neck will look if his head is carried too high. Let him find a comfortable place for his head. Like I said, his willing attitude is wondeful. How is he bred?
Edit: In the picture, his head is high enough for Country Pleasure, do you want it higher then that? He just needs to learn to give to the bit and tuck his nose, which will come with work and collection. Driving is great for that.
Last edited by Inga; 11-25-2012 at 03:52 PM.