Chronically Behind the Bit...
I was recently given a lovely Thoroughbred from a friend who is a jumper rider (the horse was too hot and silly over fences). I have known the horse for many years and he has always had a problem with being severely behind the bit.
Other then switching him to the softest bit I have, keeping him forward off my leg and trying my best to maintain steady light hands - what can I do to fix this?
I have not had a lot of experience dealing with this issue - only horses who occasionally get too soft - nothing like this horse who is always behind the bit (sometimes chin to chest). :(
I am hoping to work it out because he is super athletic and I am eager to finally have a high energy horse to work with again (my lazy schoolies just don't do it for me). ;)