This probabaly should have gone under training of the rider as its mainly my faults I probabaly need to work on, but anywho
Right, there's a pony who is very hyper, very fidgety all the time- in the stables, on a hack, in the school etc. He is a stocky 14 1hh JC pony who has mainly been ridden by men who have the strength to hold him.
He is a cracking little jumper, but he is really strong and always seems to forget that there is a pace between walk and canter. I have ridden him a fair few times an am getting to grips with him abit more but i always have problems holding him as he i can't hold him (he's very strong) he can jump when going fast but the quality of the jump if obviously not as good as when he is more together (jumps best when almost cantering on the spot strangely enough)
on hacks he can be the same if he hasnt been out for awhile, but usually if you just relax the reins completely he stops winding himself up and actually settles abit and stops jogging (this doesnt work in the school though)
He is on virtually no hard feed and tbh its just his temperament that hes a hyper little pony, but i would like to establish some control when jumping.
i have thought about changing his bit but i dont know if that would just wind him up further.
ETA: He is currently in an eggbut snaffle, and also, he can be abit of a thug by just trying to do what he wants to do