Any tips for an off the track thoroughbred that tosses his head ? Other then being lighter with your hands or tie downs/ martingales?
Long and low, keeping his head collected by pushing him forward into the contact - start that in the walk practice transitions doing that and try opening your hands out wide that worked miracles for my mare
So my pony jumps and speeds up before the jump then right before it he kinda stops. I use ground poles but they don't seem to make a difference. Thoughts?
Lots of grid work helped my horse. Even though he speeds up before the jump keep your lower leg wrapped around him to prevent the stopping. To gain control speed wise set up a spread out grid and practice stopping in between
How does everyone feel about thoroughbreds? Their attitudes, training, personality, etc.. Comment and let me know!
Love my thoroughbred mare awesome attitude, super brave and kind to both people and my other horses. Only concern is I find it hard to keep muscle on her😊