Currently in the large ponies and moving up to hunter horses
How do I get my horse to soften in the contact. And keep my connection without holding the reins tight?
to work on asking your horse to halt buy maybe using voice commands and teaching them on the ground and then working on their back. also half halts could work with contact. :)
My horse gets really overexcited in the forest to the extent where if I ask him to stop he won't stand still without a fight. Any ideas of what I could do to make it stop?
practice walking him through on the ground, teaching him different signs... maybe signals or teaching him "woah"