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Tips for getting a horse that breaks at the third vertebrae to break at the poll instead? He's fine at the walk and canter but at the trot he over collects and breaks at the third.

Tips for getting a horse that breaks at the third vertebrae to break at the poll instead? He's fine at the walk and canter but at the trot he over collects and breaks at the third.
Start back at the beginning. Go right back to working him on a long rein in trot and encouraging him to stretch down with his neck. Pole work and raised poles are an excellent aid in this, as well as lunge work and hacking. Then slowly start gathering him back up, a little bit at a time. This could take a while, depending on how ingrained the habit has become.