@horseTraining -- thank you SO much!! One of the best critiques I've had. I will definitely work on all of that.
As for the bit, I was wondering if anyone could answer this.
He is currently in a single jointed slow twist, D ring. We have tried him in a smooth snaffle of the same type, and he constantly pulls on it and leans on it, making it very hard for me to control him. When we move up to the slow twist, he exhibits the behavior you see here.
What bits do you suggest I try? I have a full cheek, smooth French link that I could try out. Other than that, I don't have any more bits that would fit him. Suggestions?
Do you also think he would benefit from a running martingale? I don't really want it, but my trainer suggested it.
I definitely need some no-stirrup work
We are currently working on collection in lessons. We do tons and tons of flatwork, I only jump for 30 minutes each week, out of the possible hours and hours that I ride per week. Any flatwork exercises you could suggest?
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