Hi everyone...I just bought a mare that I have known for about a year and a half; she was at my place for training last summer and I fell in love with her. She just came up for sale finally and I was able to buy her and I absolutely love her. She had some western pleasure training that I had done with her the summer of 2013 but not very much as the owner couldn't afford that much training for her. Her previous owner jerked on her mouth and held on her face too much, so she is hard mouthed. She's a very nice mare and has her walk and jog down very well in a loose rein, but when you give any indication that you are going to pull up on the reins to make her slow or stop, she instantly pushes her head out and down to get away from the bit. I started working on her with a snaffle and a VERY light touch to let her know that nobody is going to jerk on her anymore but I feel like I should maybe be doing more. I don't really want to use any contraptions on her but would love some advice on what would be the best option for me to get her to stop doing that. She has done it so hard that she actually pulled me with her a little bit. Thank you in advance for anyone that would be kind enough to let me know what their opinion is!