10-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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My paint mare has this issue right now too, she is also 5. She wasn't worked with much before I got her (ridden every couple of weeks) and I know what you mean, it still feels very soft and forward and nice but after watching video of her she looks to be dragging herself along even though it feels very together. I have been doing a lot of lateral work with her which seems to be helping and as she engages her hindquarters more her headset has come up quite a bit (but still soft and can be encouraged to go down as I give her more rein). So I would say just focus in on getting him to drive from behind and honestly as long as he is not behind the bit a low headset is fine (I prefer long and low), just as long as he is balanced, driving from his quarters and his back is coming up into you in relaxation.