the horse im riding at the moment seems have a fairly low head carriage when ridden.he is lacking alot of muscle at the moment so i can kinda let him off.
our main problem is he seems to be heavy on the hands hes not leaning exactly but nore is he where he supposed to be!!
today i rode him out in a myler comfort snaffle with hooks i think and he seemed heavy. though he did have breaks at walk going a bit faster may have been hard work!!
im questioning getting him a cherry roller maybe?! hes an ex hunter very laid back in the school a little more forward out nothing to bad but i just felt he could if he wanted to just run through the bit i had in him today
do think iv lost my nerve a little though im trying him for a novice hes very different to my arab and standardbred who are far more forward and light.
the myler is the arabs i was using it on him as its the only one i have big enough!
and the standardbred is in a pelham with one rein (bottom)(runs for cover
)before you shout at me. iv tried loads of other bits and he likes this best he doesnt really like alot of contact so this is a combination that suits him
im also questioning maybe a dutch gag (for horse at start of thread
)but i dont really like them to much leverage on them or poss a pelham with roundings mainly for hacking. i realise schooling is diffinatly a way to go but i want something i could hack him in and feel i had extra if i needed!!hes 15.3 dales cross so a fairly big lad for me as im about 5'4 and 8 stone
sorry this turned out rather long