Do you often check the back of your horse to see if she/he has a pain under the saddle? If so, how do you treat without a vet?
Every time I wash my horse run my fingers along side the spine both sides and I check for any signs of soreness, look for rubs & lumps... I don’t seek Vet advice unless real problem, Most problems can be fixed with simple changes to equipment
Ask<span class='mention__link' data-url='/wall/mention/mavisspencer/'></span> : my horse gets really strong and doesn’t want to slow down before jumps/poles when I try to half halt he just tosses his head and goes faster I don’t know what!
Have you got a martingale on him to prevent some of the head toss? I would come around the corner and well before the jump make him stop hard, then trot through the poles steadily until He is completely relaxed to trot through without any rush