Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
Standardbred Head Help.
I've had my Standie for a couple of years. He is off the track, he didn't have too much work and training before I got him. He got mud fever recently and was out of work for a couple of months, now that I've got him back into working, I'm trying to work on his topline, or lack there of.
He doesn't like to round up but he can. But the problem I've been having is, he turns his head normally to the right, and looks behind him all the time. I ask him to round up and he'll do that. I wont ask him anything and he'll do that. He stopps after a while, but he'll do it again a few strides later.
I got told it was from his harness racing. They do that to look behind them? Or something like that.
How would you suggest I break this habit?
I have a few videos. I'll try and upload them.