Im looking for some advice on what to do with a young tb!!! Okay heres a little bit about him... He is a 4 year old (as of april), 16.1 hh, Thoroughbred. He was trained for the track and deemed not fast enough he was trained to be a barrel horse ...which didnt work out ( I can see why) he couldnt turn on a dime if his life depended on it LOL!!! So after having these 2 careers he comes to me! And here is where I need the advice, when I ride him he NEEDS a loose rein or he throws his head up way in the air ... im talking higher then my head on top of him! But when ridden on a loose rein he chomps and pulls down on the bit almost pulling the reins out of my hands and plays with it constantly! I havent tried anything different with him as im not sure what to try... he is currently ridden in an O ring snaffle. He had his teeth floated in february. He is very soft and stops with light sponging on the reins.
Also while im here a few other issues to get advice on ... When we trot or canter down hill he almost touches his nose to the ground and gets going a lil fast and WILL NOT stop after wards
Another issue with him is when I ask him to pick up the canter he jumps into it sometimes taking off really fast!
Don't get me wrong he is an amazing horse im just not sure what to do! I think he is confused from his previous careers!
Im not sure how to help these issues but any advice would be much appreciated.