Originally Posted by Curly_Horse_CMT
My friend used to have a ex TWH show horse (he was a top stud that was shown) that had a VERY HIGH (and I mean HIGH) headset. She wanted to put the tie down on him because his head was so high. However, it didnt even make a difference at all. I refused to ride him with a tiedown. Once he learned how to calm down and was ridden more frequently with soft hands he learned how to bend more at the pole and become more flexible.
A video would be very helpful. How often do you ride her? How old is she? Was she just run on barrels and you are restarting her as a trail horse? Was she just run in a tie down? You may have to start her from the ground out if she has been so depended on the tiedown to keep her head down.
i ride her evrday,4 yrs old,no she was just started onm barrels 2-3 months ago,i used her for shows(when using the tie down)kid horse,and then mostly a trail horse last year.she is the quietest horse I've owned of that age,i can do anything on her and when she spooks she spooks just a little and thencalms down,she no trouble at all for the beg. Riders but her head is making it very uncomfortable for them to beg. Trotting on her.just so you know that she isnt gaited so that makes it even worse because she's so bouncy when she puts her head up.