Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norfolk, England
My horse is EXACTLY the same, some people who watched him put it down to him being green and said he'd grow out of it, but after 9 months or so of extremely little improvement, if any, i got an instructor in. He also used to do it pretty bad in trot. Never at walk though so I thought it was a balance thing. My instructors first suggestion was a stronger bit, but I disagreed straight away and said I didn't want to use anything stronger than a snaffle on him. She also suggested a dentist to check out his teeth, but he'd seen one. The last thing was, in canter, or trot, to lift up the inside hand quickly and sharply to stop him leaning, it has to be up though, not back, straight up. It did get his head up, but most of the time it went straight back down, but I continually did it, and we are seeing an improvement, so maybe it'll work for you. We also do lots of circle work, transitions and such. Halt/Walk to canter is a good one but it makes my horse really lively and excitable so I tend to stick to trot-canter etc.