My new horse has a tendency to want to be ewe necked (sp?). He does flex down in to the bit under saddle after gently squeezing my fist around the reins...like squeezing a sponge...and circle work. But he always starts out the next ride ewe necked again. He also has a tendency to fall in the circle on his left lead.
He is under muscled...due to the seller not working him for about 6 months prior to me buying. I thought unsaddled work might help so that he could feel how to use his body without me in the saddle to worry about...also I thought I could do it during the day with my daughter in one arm.
I thought maybe side reins? I've never worked with side reins before...as I have always been the "ride it out" kind of person. Would side reins help this problem? I was thinking maybe 15 minutes 3 mornings a week in side reins in the round pen?