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[RC] Head dipping - Jonni

Since the horse has done this off and on for a couple years, I'd also vote for behavior first, physical second. The physical I'd check is back pain, where the horse is stretching, trying to find a comfort spot. Could be saddle fit, or a number of other things. Does the horse seem to be wanting to get the reins out of your hands, or does she stop before the reins hit her in the face. If she seems to be hitting the end of the reins, getting them to lengthen, and pull on your hands, then I'd pretty much rule out physical, and go with Diane. lol

When Hank wants to go faster, his head lowers, then the nose shoves forward, all of this in one smooth, fairly quick movement. I will often brace my hands on the pommel, and just let him smack himself against the reins/hackamore. He is very opinionated.


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