| Kentucky 5 year old racking
horse, have used a long shanked curved western bit and a tom thumb in a
pleasure saddle, riding in a square lot and oval arena by beginner - intermediate
Question: my horse is leaning into the bit alot so much so that at times he will not move at all and will rear up on ocassion. he does well at times but then say you want him to go to the left and he does not want to he will just stop.
From Panelists Lee
It appears as if this horse could do with some training, and you could
probably benefit from some riding lessons. There are both bit
So, take stock -- does your saddle fit him? Are you sitting balanced
in it? are you trying to pull on the reins all the time, while
Ride in an enclosed area, slack off on the reins, and squeeze with your
legs to ask him to go forward. You might also try riding him
Good luck, this may take some time.
From Panelists Robin
The first thing I would do is have his teeth checked out. He could still have wolf teeth,have a tooth abcess,or even congestion or infection in his head. I would think pain would make a horse have such a strong aversion to one side.
Try that out, My Best,