I have had my 5 year old tb/paint gelding for about 9 months. I had to re-start him when I got him as he had been broken in very badly. He is going very well now and is ready to start some new exercises etc. one thing I am unsure about is how to get him more on his hindquarters and to begin coming on the bit. I know that it is a lot to ask of him but he is doing very well and is ready to move on and really start learning. I have spent the last few months re-breaking him and basically getting him quiet enough to ride.
I have not done a lot of dressage. But have taught one horse to do all the basic dressage work. On the bit, simple changes, shoulder in, leg yield etc. but she is very forward moving, being an OTTB. Whereas my new boy is less forward moving. He doesn't move into my hands as easily. He will walk, trot, canter freely but when I ask him to collect he just gets confused and stops.
Just wondering if anybody has much experience with this sort of thing and if anyone was able ot give me any ideas.
Sorry for the novel. :S