Horse lowers head after jumping
I’m borrowing a horse I rode years ago and we just started jumping again today. The jumps aren’t huge, I would estimate around 2 feet. He charges pretty fast when he gets close and after he lands he lowers his head and takes a couple crow-hoppy strides but nothing huge. He has not jumped in 2 years, farrier says he has good strong feet and he is not sore at all doing anything flat. I may be overthinking it and my best guess is that he’s just feeling playful and fresh or maybe unbalanced considering how fast he’s taking them but I want to be able to rule out pain. What are some indicators I can look for?
For reference I don’t ride in a saddle or bridle, just a neckrope