I was given an OTT TB around about 7 months ago.
He's been off the track about 12 months and I've been frequently riding him for the last 7 months.
For the last 2-3 months I've been trying to teach him to collect, he's going fine on left-hand circles but once I change to the right his head sticks out to the left. I've tried to correct it using my legs and slight give and take with my inside hand but his head sticks up in the air and he just gets faster. He also pulls alot causing my back and arms to ache.
I've checked for pain and had his teeth done but I've been told it's just the way he was ridden on the track. Down here their raced to the right. As a last resort we're considering sending him to a horse trainer, but this will be very expencive. Has anyone had a similar problem? What can I do? Any help would be wonderful.