Nell-what bit are you using? Just curious. I am far from a guru, you give me more credit than I deserve, but mine will drop his head really nicely in this bit Sheridan Pro Roller
it flexes in all the right places and has really nice feel. You can find nice ones that are very similar without the price tag. My guy is just a grade I play on, and he can be a bit high headed at times. All I have to do is pick up just slightly on this bit, and he drops right down.
I live vicariously through my BO/BF who has the $$ to do it right….has a Gunner and a Shining Spark and a trainer who is in the top 10 in the nation right now….altho she is "interesting" to work with.
Farmpony-I would go look soon! Hoping, for that price it has 4 legs!