As a first time horse owner I'm finding great difficulty with many things. Maybe I'm overexaggerating about the problems, I don't know. It seems that everytime we solve on issue Dancer decides to test me with another problem.
Right now I'm having trouble bridling him. When I got him in September he was a breeze to bridle. I did have some problems with his whoa and the vet told me that I had the bit too far down so I pulled it up closer so that its closer to his back molars. Because of this I think its harder for me to get the bridle on him. I now have to pull his ear one by one into the bridle which is causing him to resist. Once I get it on I don't think its too tight. While I'm doing this he raises his head so high I can't reach him. I don't think he is in pain. He had his teeth done two weeks ago and I'm pretty sure he likes his bit; he sucks on it, etc.
Any pointers? I am trying to teach him to lower his head on command but we just started that.
(I do have a lesson on the 21st so I will ask my trainer and the BO for help, too)