Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
i think the term ewe necked is referring to the muscling and conformation of a horse's neck, not just how he holds it....
but anyway... side reins would definitely help him. it makes him gain muscle in his topline so he feels more comfortable putting his head in a frame. start out slow. Since this horse is undermuscled, let him get used to the idea of just going up a few holes. in other words- don't just crank it and make him put his head in a frame. that will hurt even more. But i'm sure you knew that!
every couple of days/weeks (whichever makes him more comfortable and it depends on how fast he builds muscle) bump the holes up.
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