Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Looks like it to me. Aires did this to me when I first started riding him, but he only did it when I asked him to stop. He'd pull his head in (just like Indy is doing) and just plow on through the bit. If you really look at horses that are forced into a rolkur headset, they are usually gaping their mouths to avoid the extreme pressure of the bit. Indy isn't doing that. It just looks like he's not comfortable with the way the trainer is riding him, so he's trying to relieve the pressure/bumping.
When you ride Indy at a sitting trot, does he do the same thing (pull his head in like that)?
Also, what's with his head tossing as he approaches some of the jumps? I noticed it several times, especially toward the end.
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