where did his mouth go?
Well, I decided to try 'retraining' so to speak using a bitless bridle. For those of you who are going to say it, I know they can be harsh but im a seasoned rider who knows full well how to use such things without inflicting pain or discomfort.
I decided to go back to basics on the ground before I risked my butt in the saddle again and tried driving him in the bitless bridle thinking that taking the pressure away from his mouth may well stop the idiocy which was happening previously.
Nope!!! The moment you ask ANYTHING of him from the bridle he throws his head, pulls the opposite way, struggles and carries on. Put simply I cannot so anything with his head. Nothing at all. Even if I have to pull him back a little when walking him in his halter he will do the same thing
Its starting to become more of an issue because I will not ride him again until I have some form of control. I am however still saddling him and getting on and off both sides so he still remains 'in contact' with the saddle and the feel of me on his back. As mentioned in the other thread, I don't want to hang off his mouth but I need something. He was obviously poorly broken and more issues are starting to come from this now. But in any instance I need to be able to pick up the reins if I need to without him throwing his head and going backwards.
So any ideas from anyone as to why, even in a bitless bridle or halter he is still throwing his head and carrying on and if so, how the kadoodle do I get him past it. P.s. Kadoodle is my word for not swearing. I have a lot of kids around me so I made up my own little 'angry word' lol