Previously he had been keen to drop his head low (almost nose to the ground) and quick to do the evasions of coughing, sneezing and yawning when work was mentioned.
He is soft in the mouth and I believe I have soft hands.
But now when asked to trot, instead of the occasional snatch he would do, he is now holding his neck quite rigidly up high. Mouth is closed, neck stretched, nose up, ears forward. Is he just expecting discomfort? Getting used to the bit? Or something worse?
Any ideas why? Grateful as ever for any input.