Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I would probably say that it is a collecting issue, but I'm not sure. To get him collected, don't do the technique where you drive the hind end and hold back the front end because in the short run it works great, but in the long run, it will make your horse sour. Instead, walk him a few steps, and turn him 180 degrees (in the opposite direction) and walk a few steps and repeat the 180 degree turn. Do this at the walk, trot and lope. Bobbing the head is always a sign of being uncollected. But just incase, if I were you, I would rule out any health problems first, because that could also be the cause such as arthritis and what not. I hope this helps.
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