You are bridling right if coming from side and under, you never approach horse from front to do anything as the horse will back up or fling head.
As I grew up with Saddlebreds, and being taught by my father, I do bridle somewhat differently than many, as I come under throatlatch with right arm and bring hand down between ears to grasp bridle/cavesson, and pull those up as I bit horse.
Also will curl arm around and under to grasp headstall at broadest part of forehead and bring up.
But with high headed horses, you will either teach them to lower head as FnB said, by pressure on poll, or my method of arm under, and over. Same thing though as is on poll to lower head.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 04-07-2013 at 05:28 PM.